The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET) of Punjab’s Ludhiana has accomplished in inventing two portable devices to sanitize hand and handy items. The key highlight of these devices is that they can do their work without requiring to get in contact with them.
The devices look smart, compact and are cost effective. Due to their disinfecting features, the devices are claimed to be effective in fighting against Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Talking about the first device, the scientist from ICAR-CIPHET, Rahul Kumar Anurag, explained some insights of the two compact disinfecting devices. The first device is designed to work efficiently to dispense 3ml of alcohol based sanitizer without requiring to touch it. The cost effective device is equipped with infrared sensors to automatically dispense 3ml hand sanitizer without any touch command.
“It can be useful in areas that don’t have facilities to wash hands,” said Scientist, Rahul Kumar Anurag, quoted ANI.
The Ludhiana based ICAR-CIPHET has also invented another device to disinfect the personal and office stationaries like purse, mobile phones, files and folders, etc. The device is called UViC which is contact-less UV-C Disinfection System that is designed to disinfect personal items. The device is chemical-free and hence, does not leave any residue behind after use.
The ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana, has developed a smart, compact and Portable Smart UV-C Disinfection System (UViC) that is useful in fighting against the #Covid19 Pandemic. The UViC is capable to disinfect the personal items and office. https://t.co/lkO7Lh3QkY pic.twitter.com/GcaHToqAE6
— Indian Council of Agricultural Research. (@icarindia) May 27, 2020
The device works based on the surface sterilisation process which destroys and disrupts the nucleic acid and DNA of Microorganisms respectively. The device requires minimum of six minutes to disinfect the items and gives the signal of completion on the LCD as soon as the timer shows six minutes process completion.
The cost to make the device is Rs. 1,500 and may be set at a price ranging between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 15,000.