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Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ Arrives At Stony Brook University

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Battelle has deployed to Stony Brook University its Critical Care Decontamination System™ (CCDS). CCDS will begin testing procedures and expected to start decontaminating up to 80,000 masks per day by the end of this week.

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Battelle can decontaminate about 5,000 masks at a time.

Battelle uses concentrated, vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) and works by exposing used respirator masks to the validated concentration level for 2.5 hours to decontaminate biological contaminants, including SARS-CoV-2. Battelle has a fully operational system at its West Jefferson, Ohio facility that has processed test batches of previously worn PPE received from Central Ohio hospitals.

Battelle and Stony Brook University have a long-standing relationship; the two organizations comprise Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (BSA) which since 1998, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The University offered the site as it seeks to meet the region’s growing need for essential PPE to address the growing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

To view an animation of how the process works, click here. 

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    • Warren,

      Actually Battelle leads the way. They developed the technology. You should see it, size of a 20ft shipping container, it’s a monster.
      Since masks can be sterilized 20x, big reduction in hazardous waste.

      Battelle also created a rapid COVID 19 test. Current throughput is 200 a day but that will shortly ramp to 1000. Product in use in Seattle.

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