Scientists invent technology to convert medical waste into energy

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Scientists are planning to convert disposed and used masks into energy using new technology, that will then enable them to manufacture cost-effective batteries from medical waste, according to a study published in the Journal of Energy Storage on Thursday, Jan. 27. More than 130 billion masks are discarded every month, as the world continues to grapple with the novel COVID-19 pandemic and it’s the need of the hour to find a solution to be able to recycle these masks into raw materials, researchers stressed in the study. And do, scientists from the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” and their colleagues from the US and Mexico developed an innovative way to manage and recycle PPE and the masks in order to reduce its hazardous impact on the environment. 

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has driven massive consumption of personal protective equipment (PPE) worldwide. Single-use face masks are one of the most used PPE to…

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