COVID-19 Evaluation: Star Chamber DIY Device for UV Decontamination of N95 Respirators

June 8, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The Star Chamber is a do-it-yourself solution for rapid decontamination of N95 FFRs for facilities that are facing shortages. It is intended to be a cost-effective, short-term solution.
  • Major components and software features
    • Chamber dimensions (H × W × D): 58.4 × 58.4 × 152.4 cm (23 × 23 × 60 in)
    • Internal components:
      • Two or four low-pressure mercury lamps to generate UVC light
      • Twenty-one hooks approximately 15 cm (6 in) long to hang N95 FFRs in the middle of the chamber
      • Pull rods to slide the hooks to the front of the chamber for easier access
    • An indicator light to alert users and bystanders when a cycle is in progress

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