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Disclosed is a filter comprised of activated carbon fibers, wherein said filter has a Virus Removal Index (hereafter “VRI”) of at least about 99%, as measured in accordance with the test method described in the specification. The filter may comprise unbound fibers, or the fibers may be bound with a binder to form a composite of fibers. Also disclosed is a method of removing viruses from a liquid, the method comprising contacting the liquid with a filter comprising activated carbon fibers wherein said filter has a VRI of at least about 99%. Also described is an article of manufacture comprising: (a) a filter comprising activated carbon fibers, wherein said filter has a VRI of at least about 99%; and (b) instructions which inform a user that the filter may be used to remove viruses from a liquid.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Jagtoyen, Marit; Derbyshire, Francis John; Derbyshire, Rosemary Anne Alexander; Tremblay, Mario E.; Fishter, Steve G.; and Collias, Dimitris I., "Carbon Fiber Filters" (2005). Center for Applied Energy Research Faculty Patents. 20.