Sterilization System (UVc)

IIT Roorkee develops a sterilization system for common-use accessories in public places to tackle COVID-19

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has developed a first-of-its-kind continuously operated sterilization system for everyday accessories to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19. This machine can be used for the disinfection of common-use accessories such as electronic gadgets (mobiles, watches, wireless gadgets) and metallic and plastic accessories (wallets, keys, spectacles, bags).

The continuously operated sterilization system has been designed by a team consisting of Prof. Vimal Chandra Srivastava, Department of Chemical Engineering; and his research group students namely Mr. Navneet Kumar, Mr. Rohit Chauhan and Dr. Swati Verma.

The designed product has uses in government and private offices, airports, educational institutes, shopping malls, among others to disinfect the common items. The prototype of the system has been handed over to the Haridwar Municipal Corporation for their use. The prototype was conceptualized, designed, locally fabricated in Roorkee, and tested within a period of 20-days of lockdown. A patent is also being filed for the developed system

Date: 12th May 2020 Publication: Gorkha Sandesh Edition: Roorkee Page: 04 Language: Hindi

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