bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE)

Dutch translation: bacteriële filtratie-efficiëntie (BFE)

English term or phrase:bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE)
Dutch translation:bacteriële filtratie-efficiëntie (BFE)
Entered by: Erik van Vliet

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00:55 May 19, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical: Health Care, Science (general)
English term or phrase: bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE)
Definition from Wikipedia:
Bacterial Filtration Efficiency or BFE is a measurement of a respirator material's resistance to penetration of bacteria. Results are reported as percent efficiency and correlate with the ability of the fabric to resist bacterial penetration. Higher numbers in this test indicate better barrier efficiency. Wrap fabrics were compared based on grade as well as basis weight

Example sentence(s):
  • According to the brand, the filters were found to provide “higher than 95% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency,” meaning they successfully stop most particles from getting in or out. A pack of 10 filters costs $20. People
  • NSafe mask has 99.2% bacterial filtration efficiency (at 3 microns) and complies with ASTM standards of breathability and splash resistance, IIT-Delhi said in a statement. Outlook India
  • While the Closca Mask itself is a non-medical grade mask, it is made from high-grade materials. The filters have been made in Spain following official regulations (EN 14683: 2019 + AC: 2019 type 2). The mask itself has a 98% bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE). Goosed
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bacteriële filtratie-efficiëntie (BFE)
BFE meet hoe efficiënt het gezichtsmasker bacteriën
filtert (in %).
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bacteriële filtratie-efficiëntie (BFE)

Definition from Ansell:
BFE meet hoe efficiënt het gezichtsmasker bacteriën
filtert (in %).

Example sentence(s):
  • Bacteriële filtratie-efficiëntie (BFE): ≥ 99% - Medbis  
  • Gebruikelijke tests voor chirurgische maskers/medische maskers zijn: Filtratie-effectiviteit voor deeltjes (PFE), bacteriële filtratieefficiëntie (BFE), vloeistofresistentie, differentieeldruk en ontvlambaarheid. Iedere genoemde test wordt onderstaand kort beschreven. - 3M  
Erik van Vliet
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