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Title: Opinion to address the personal protective equipment shortage in the global community during the COVID-19 outbreak

Abstract

The current COVID-19 pandemic is stretching both the global supply for face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE). Production capacity is severely limited in many countries. This is a call for the R&D community, particularly to those in the polymer degradation and stability field. We have not only an opportunity but an obligation to engage and collaborate with virology and bio-medical experts. We require comparative R&D for extended, reuse and recyclability options. Additionally, there is urgent need for large scale institutional approaches and methods that can be quickly applied locally by non-experts with limited resources.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Queensland Univ. of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland (Australia)
  2. QIMRB Medical Research Inst., Herston, QLD (Australia)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1614782
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1703359
Report Number(s):
SAND-2020-3709J
Journal ID: ISSN 0141-3910; 685121
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; NA0003525; NA-0003525
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Polymer Degradation and Stability
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 176; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0141-3910
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Dargaville, Tim, Spann, Kirsten, and Celina, Mathew. Opinion to address the personal protective equipment shortage in the global community during the COVID-19 outbreak. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2020.109162.
Dargaville, Tim, Spann, Kirsten, & Celina, Mathew. Opinion to address the personal protective equipment shortage in the global community during the COVID-19 outbreak. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2020.109162
Dargaville, Tim, Spann, Kirsten, and Celina, Mathew. Sun . "Opinion to address the personal protective equipment shortage in the global community during the COVID-19 outbreak". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2020.109162. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1614782.
@article{osti_1614782,
title = {Opinion to address the personal protective equipment shortage in the global community during the COVID-19 outbreak},
author = {Dargaville, Tim and Spann, Kirsten and Celina, Mathew},
abstractNote = {The current COVID-19 pandemic is stretching both the global supply for face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE). Production capacity is severely limited in many countries. This is a call for the R&D community, particularly to those in the polymer degradation and stability field. We have not only an opportunity but an obligation to engage and collaborate with virology and bio-medical experts. We require comparative R&D for extended, reuse and recyclability options. Additionally, there is urgent need for large scale institutional approaches and methods that can be quickly applied locally by non-experts with limited resources.},
doi = {10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2020.109162},
journal = {Polymer Degradation and Stability},
number = C,
volume = 176,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {4}
}

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