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.
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.