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IIT-Guwahati Develops Safety Systems Against COVID-19

G Plus News | May 29, 2020 10:25 hrs

GUWAHATI: Research scholars from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have been developing innovative solutions amid the lockdown to fight against COVID-19.

Recently, a team from IIT-G came out with a low cost heat-based sanitizer trunk, injection mould for mass manufacturing of face shield, disinfectant tunnel, universal foot operated hand sanitization system and high-grade quality face shields.

The heat-based sanitizer trunk has been developed under the supervis
ion of professor Uday Shanker Dixit, from the mechanical engineering department of the institute.


These sanitizer trunks work on the principle of thermal heating along with some amount of ultraviolet rays. The procedure is to place the objects to be sanitized for about 15 minutes in the sanitizer trunk. The temperature of the trunk is about 85 degree Celsius.

The cost for making this trunk is only Rs 50. A 90 cm X 45 cm X 36 cm trunk may cost around Rs 300.

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