28 September 2021
A year after COVID-19 upended our lives, we are still contending with many uncertainties. Pandemics make for a complex problem in a complex system. Organizations have had to make decisions quickly bas...
As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has begun a natural attenuation study to examine how colder and warmer temperatures may impact survivability of the infectious COVID-19 virus on surfaces.
Five materials that are commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums were selected for the sixth REALM lab test. Battelle researchers will apply the COVID-19 virus to each item and measure how much remains after 2, 4...
For Test 5, four fabrics and leather bookbinding were selected for Battelle lab testing to examine the length of time the COVID-19 virus may live on materials commonly used in archives, libraries, and museums.
The REALM Project has released the document, "Test Plan for the Natural Attenuation of SARS-CoV-2 as a Decontamination Approach."