Gallery: Cornell Student Develops Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases, Odors

Jennifer Keane, Cornell University, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, disaster relief, technical fabrics, fabric technology

Say goodbye to the bulky, duckbilled respirators of yore. Gas masks of the future will be as thin as cloth, according to textile scientists at Cornell University. Senior apparel-design student Jennifer Keane worked with the school’s Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory to create a fabric hood and mask that selectively traps noxious fumes and odors. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Defense, the high-tech ensemble uses clustered crystalline compounds known as metal organic framework (MOF) molecules to form nano-size “cages” for gases such as carbon monoxide.

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2 Responses to “Cornell Student Develops Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases, Odors”

  1. Macdoodle says:

    Is there a potential commercial application for sweating issues?

  2. Binaca says:

    I know it wouldn’t be nearly as geeky, but shouldn’t Cornell students just shower more often?

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