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Described are filters containing free-activated carbon fibers or activated carbon fibers in the form of a composite used for filtering a variety of contaminants, including pathogens, from air. These filters can provide effective and efficient removal of contaminants from air, requiring only short contact time between the air being filtered and the filter itself, with only a minimum pressure drop across the filter. The characteristics of these filters allow for effective filtration with only thin filter layers being required. The process of filtering air utilizing these filters is also disclosed.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Jagtoyen, Marit; Derbyshire, Francis J.; and Derbyshire, Rosemary Anne Alexander, "Carbon Fiber for Air Filtration" (2004). Center for Applied Energy Research Faculty Patents. Paper 21.