(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The material can be completely sterilized by electrical current, thus an LIG air filter has the potential to be combined with state-of-the-art air filtration such as HEPA filters. As a result, hospitals, cars, buildings and public transport could all become safer spaces. If such a material is incorporated into a mask a higher level of protection for medical providers, as well as the general population could be possible.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/aabu-nsa042020.php