Before we answer this, I think we need to first answer ‘what is nanotechnology?’ Nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.
It’s hard to imagine just how small nanotechnology is. One nanometer is a billionth of a meter. Here are a few illustrative examples:
- There are 25,400,000 nanometers in an inch
- A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometers thick
- On a comparative scale, if a marble were a nanometer, then one meter would be the size of the Earth
Nanoscience and nanotechnology involve the ability to see and to control individual atoms and molecules. Everything on Earth is made up of atoms—the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the buildings and houses we live in, and our own bodies.
Today’s scientists and engineers are finding a wide variety of ways to deliberately make materials at the nanoscale to take advantage of their enhanced properties such as higher strength, lighter weight, increased control of light spectrum, and greater chemical reactivity than their larger-scale counterparts.
What are the benefits of nanotechnology? Using nanotechnology, materials can effectively be made stronger, lighter, more durable, more reactive, more sieve-like, or better electrical conductors, among many other traits.
Now let’s shift our dialogue towards pollution, viruses and bacteria.
The carbon nanoparticles in the air that are most harmful to humans are all less than 2500 nanometers(PM2.5) in size. Even HEPA only filters nanoparticles above 300 nanometers(0.3 micron), with a 99.97% efficiency.
How Big Are Coronavirus Particles?
Coronavirus particles (fancy scientific name “virions”) are spheres with diameters of approximately 125 nanometers(0.125 microns). The smallest particles are 60 nanometers(0.06 microns), and the largest are 140 nanometers(0.14 microns). So, HEPA is certainly no good.
And our Nirvana Being nanotech filter?
In our Airific mask and other nanotech filter products, we use electrospun nanofibres infused with antibacterial additives to trap even the smallest airborne particles. Our exclusive nanofibre captures all airborne particulates and are certified to filter down to 100 nanometers(0.1 micron) with a 91.5% filtration efficiency. Game changer, right? Well, we think so, since it’s the nanoparticles between 50-1000 nanometers that are most harmful to humans.
Moreover, our nanofiber filters capture much smaller particles than other synthetic or natural materials with a lower ‘pressure drop’ making Airific masks and other Nirvana Being nanotech products more breathable(or with a lower pressure drop) than any other filtration product on the market.
Nanofibers are revolutionary materials for the 3rd millennium!! This is the future and Nirvana Being is the first company in India to adopt the same for Clean Air Solutions.