How to Choose Proper Gas Mask For Kawah Ijen ?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 0 comments
A Gas mask is very crucial requirement to bring for every visitor who intend to hike Kawah Ijen. There are few type of gas masks available nowadays, the most important is the safety reason for the user as you will be on the most acidic and toxic volcano in Indonesia. So give more attention for this issue

1. Cloth Type Gas Mask
It is the cheapest and easiest gas mask to get, there are many of them in mini market (Indomaret and Alfamart) even in a small shops. But using this mask could be the worst idea ever, it is so thin so can't handle the sulfur gas that has smaller particle size.

2. Rider Type Gas Mask
It is better than the cloth one, some of them has active carbon that could absorb chemical stuffs within macro size. It is helpful to use for motorbike riding to prevent from dust, volcanic ashes, but it still can't stand to prevent the sulfur gas as it has smaller particle size.

3. Industrial Type Gas Mask
This type of gas mask is the best option as it is well design gas mask for hazardous working condition under chemical environment. Using this gas mask may cause no any problem against the smelly toxic sulfur gas of Kawah Ijen.

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