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IIT Guwahati develops low cost disinfectant equipment - 22-May-2020

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Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati research team has developed a low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box for disinfecting disposable medical accessories like gloves, masks etc. along with disinfecting the household wastes before going to the community bins.The innovation is uniquely designed to sanitise floors and prevent direct exposure to individuals.

IIT Guwahati is leading the following projects:
 
1.   Development of low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box
2.   Development of masks and sanitisers
3.   Curation and generation of scientific content  
4.   Translation of scientific content in different languages (Assamese, Manipuri, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, etc)

Low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box:

IIT Guwahati team has also developed a low-cost UVC light-based smart portable appliances to disinfect disposable medical accessories along with sanitisation of rooms, and floors. The UVC light-based box is uniquely designed to be used at hospitals and public spaces for disinfecting used masks, gloves etc.

The innovation is developed by Dr. Harsh Chaturvedi and Ms. Priyadevi, a PhD student. UVC box has been donated to the government office in Manipur. The team is working with Propelis group, Pune, for commercial manufacturing of UVC based disinfectant system.

The cost of the innovation is approximately Rs. 2,000.

Development of masks: 

It is also in the process to produce low-cost, mask with a swappable filter which will be beneficial for ground-level people and staff. It can be used just by replacing the filter multiple times.

The cost of the mask is approximately Rs. 40.

Sanitisers were also developed by IIT Guwahati students and alumni from Manipur.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati established in 1994 has completed 25 years of glorious existence in 2019. At present, the Institute has eleven departments and five inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes.

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