COVID-19 Prevention: Role of Activated Carbon


  • Md Sumon Reza Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, BE 1410, Brunei Darussalam
  • ABM Kamrul Hasan Department of Anaesthesia, RIPAS Hospital, Jalan Putera Al-Muhtadee Billah, Bandar Seri Begawan, BA1712, Brunei Darussalam
  • Abu Saleh Ahmed Department of Nephrology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Shammya Afroze Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, BE 1410, Brunei Darussalam
  • Muhammad Saifullah Abu Bakar Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, BE 1410, Brunei Darussalam
  • Shafi Noor Islam Geography and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam
  • Abul Kalam Azad Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, BE 1410, Brunei Darussalam



activated carbon/charcoal, coronavirus, COVID-19, protection/prevention, SARS-CoV-2


Recently, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought the whole world into a pandemic condition, where the number of infected cases and deaths is exponentially high. A number of vaccines are available for this novel virus, but these are in the preliminary stage and are also not available to everyone. As the virus is very contagious, protection and prevention are the best way to survive and get rid of this disease. The virus affects the human body by entering through the nose, mouth, and eyes, so face protection with an appropriate mask is highly advisable. Combined masks made with activated carbon (AC) can effectively adsorb the virus because of its high surface area and broad functional groups. Such combined masks can also control coronavirus transmission by capturing harmful gases and smoke as they help in decreasing the spread of the virus


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Author Biography

Shammya Afroze, Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, BE 1410, Brunei Darussalam

PhD Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering 
Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.


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How to Cite

Reza, M. S., Hasan, A. K., Ahmed, A. S., Afroze, S., Bakar, M. S. A., Islam, S. N., & Azad, A. K. (2021). COVID-19 Prevention: Role of Activated Carbon. Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, 53(4), 210404.