IIT-Guwahati Develops Low-Cost System to Disinfect Areas Amid COVID-19
GUWAHATI: Amid the Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has developed a low-cost UVC LED-based disinfection system.
IIT Guwahati director T G Sitharam said a research team led by Senthilmurugan Subbiah, department of chemical engineering has been formed.
According to the Institute, UVC system is a proven technology to sanitise the microorganism infected non-porous surface.
In this project, the team has developed an UV
C-LED system capable of providing a certain dose in 30 seconds, such that the virus-infected surface will be sanitized.
“IIT-G community is focused to work closely with government agencies and industrial partners to develop smart and low-cost technologies to fight against COVID-19 under the leadership of Professor T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati,” said Senthilmurugan Subbiah.
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati
- low-cost UVC
- disinfection system