The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procured sixty decontamination devices from Battelle Labs, an Ohio based company, for various states across the nation. Michigan received a Battelle device on April 24 which includes four decontamination units housed at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. The decontamination system is approved to process N95 respirators only.
Battelle’s device can decontaminate thousands of N95 respirators using concentrated, vapor phase hydrogen peroxide. This service is offered at no charge to health care providers. Battelle’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Personnel offers guidance and answers questions regarding their process.
Battelle also offers weekly webinars for providers for which you can register. Instructions on how to utilize this service are included in Battelle’s CCDS Presentation.