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Mask Bacterial Filtration Tester


Application Standards

ASTM F2101, ASTM F2100, EN 14683, YY/T 0969-2013, YY0469-2004


A Mask Bacterial Filtration Tester is a specialized instrument designed to measure the effectiveness of face masks in filtering out bacterial particles. This device evaluates the bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) of masks by simulating real-world conditions where masks are exposed to aerosolized bacteria. The tester provides critical data on how well a mask can prevent bacterial penetration, ensuring compliance with health and safety standards. By generating accurate and reproducible results, the Mask Bacterial Filtration Tester helps manufacturers and regulatory bodies certify that masks provide adequate protection against bacterial contamination.


Mask Bacterial Filtration Testers are employed in various sectors to ensure the effectiveness of masks in filtering bacteria:

  • Healthcare: Ensures medical masks protect healthcare workers from bacterial infections.
  • Manufacturing: Verifies the bacterial filtration efficiency of masks produced for public use.
  • Quality Control: Used in production lines to ensure masks meet BFE standards before distribution.
  • Research and Development: Aids in the development of new mask materials and designs with improved bacterial filtration properties.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Helps regulatory bodies enforce safety standards for mask filtration efficiency.
  • Consumer Protection: Ensures that marketed masks meet advertised bacterial filtration claims.
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