Ongoing effort to develop a heat-treatment protocol for PPE to make emergency re-use of masks, etc. safer. Ideally we need to place multiple temperature probes, in and around the PPE being treated to ensure it won’t get too hot / cold, and remains in required temperature band for required time period.
This is viable because unlike many pathogens this one is particularly susceptible to heat stress - e.g. 15 mins at 56°C in lab tests, and the method has had in-principle approval from postdoc microbiologist.
Go/no-go should be as clear as possible for staff under heavy stress.
Lots of info and threads available, I’ll put them in follow-up replies, incase spam checker gets grumpy with me.
Most hospitals have heating equipment which is suitable, but need extra monitoring to assure correct operation if at all possible.
Let me know if any questions!
Any help at all, including wiki editing (e.g. following references in threads, and adding to / organising wiki) most welcome - I’ve just about got steam coming out of my ears here.