DRDO develops UV disinfection tower for sanitising coronavirus-prone areas

The device is also effective for areas with large flow of people such as airports, shopping malls, metros, hotels, factories, offices, etc, the Ministry added.

May 04, 2020 08:06 pm | Updated June 09, 2020 05:24 pm IST - New Delhi:

The UV disinfection tower

The UV disinfection tower

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an ultra violet (UV) disinfection tower for rapid and chemical-free disinfection of high infection-prone areas, it said in a statement.

 

The equipment named UV Blaster is “useful for high tech surfaces like electronic equipment, computers and other gadgets in laboratories and offices that are not suitable for disinfection with chemical methods. The product is also effective for areas with large flow of people such as airports, shopping malls, metros, hotels, factories and offices,” the statement said.

 

It was designed and developed by Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) based in Delhi with the help of New Age Instruments and Materials Private Limited, Gurugram.

 

For a room of about 12x12 feet dimension, the disinfection time is about 10 minutes, while for a 400 square feet area, it would take 30 minutes by positioning the equipment at different places within the room, the statement said, adding that the sanitiser could be remotely operated.

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