Swiss research and development company Osmotex has launched its Osmotex Steriliser technology, which uses an integrated N95 filter, active membranes, conductive textiles and electro-osmotic processes to absorb water from the air, from humans or from sprayed water.
The first products with integrated Osmotex Steriliser technology are re-usable facemasks which use only moisture and an electric pulse, avoiding added chemicals.
The Osmotex Steriliser is based on the company’s core commercialised technology, the electronically controlled moisture migration in fabrics based on an electro-osmotic and electro-chemical process.
By applying an electric pulse, the technology effectively sterilises the textile and any objects in direct contact within minutes. It stimulates a controlled interaction of moisture and electric pulses which form the highly disinfecting compounds ozone (O3) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The compounds are used for sterilisation in industry and medical treatment and cause an active anti-viral and anti-bacterial effect both inside and on the textile surface.
The company’s tests have continuously shown that the disinfecting agents are able to exterminate virus and bacteria, and independent studies from the Zürich University for Applied Sciences (ZHAW) confirm a 99.999% efficacy on virus and 100% efficacy on bacteria.