SANAIR performs decontamination of personal protective equipment (PPE) to extend the life of much needed PPE for our healthcare providers and first responders. We are able to process up to 30,000 respirators and masks per day.
The PPE we process includes the following items:
- N-95 Respirators
- Surgical Masks (Non-Cellulose)
- Surgical Gowns (Non-Cellulose)
- Face Shields
The PPE is processed by placing the items into a decontamination chamber where the PPE is exposed to hydrogen peroxide fog. The PPE dwells in the decontamination chamber for a prescribed amount of time, being exposed to the hydrogen peroxide. After the dwell time is complete, the PPE is ventilated and dried, which removes the hydrogen peroxide and moisture.
Once the PPE is decontaminated, it is moved to the clean/sorting room where the PPE is further evaluated for stains, tears, broken straps, etc. Damaged PPE is set aside from the usable PPE.