Engineers have been testing their prototype at the Canadian Light Source. (Photo: CLS)

USask engineers developing air filter to deactivate COVID-19 virus

Chemical and biological engineering professor Jafar Soltan is working with PhD candidate Nazanin Charchi to develop technology that neutralizes the COVID-19 virus.

The team is using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to take high-resolution images of their device while it is in action to gain a deeper knowledge of the sanitation process. They will use that information to optimize its performance.

Watch Soltan and Charchi explain their work at the CLS:

Cleaning the air we breathe. #CLSvsCOVID 

They also spoke to several media outlets about their work. 

'We are very excited about this': Saskatoon team developing air filter to destroy coronavirus (CTV Saskatoon

U of S researchers working on device that removes COVID-19 virus from air (CBC Saskatoon

USask researchers creating filter to clean viruses like the one behind COVID-19 (Global News Saskatoon