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IIT Roorkee develops sterilization system to reduce Covid-19 transmission risk


Team Udayavani, May 12, 2020, 2:17 PM IST

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has developed a sterilization system for regular items to reduce the transmission risk of Covid-19. The system operates continuously for sterilization of everyday items

This machine can be used for the disinfection of common-use accessories such as electronic gadgets mobiles, watches and metallic and plastic accessories such as wallets, keys, spectacles, bags.

It can  be used in government and private offices, airports, educational institutes, shopping malls, among others to disinfect the common items. The prototype of the system has been handed over to the Haridwar Municipal Corporation for their use.

The product consists of an ultra-violet chamber equipped with a moving system which helps in carrying the object in and out of the sterilization system. It has been designed, in line with the International Standards and Scientific Literature on the use of Ultraviolet Radiation for Sterilization.

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