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IIT-Guwahati Develops Low-Cost System to Disinfect Areas Amid COVID-19

G Plus News | April 09, 2020 16:36 hrs

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.

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