Coronavirus In India: IIT-Ropar Develops A Common Sanitising Solution For Everything

Right now, there are many who wash vegetables with warm water before using but the same cannot be done with currency notes or wallets. Don’t worry. IIT-Ropar has developed a common sanitising solution for everything.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, has developed a trunk-shaped device fitted with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology.

The IIT has recommend be placed at doorsteps and all items brought from outside including grocery and currency notes be put in it to sanitise them and aid the fight against COVID-19.

According to the team at IIT Ropar, the trunk when commercialised, can be available at less than Rs 500.

The device will take 30 minutes to sanitise the items and the team has recommended a 10 minute cooling off period before one takes the items out.

According to the team, “the fight against corona pandemic, will not end just with social distancing and not stepping out. In coming days and weeks, it will be extremely important to be cautious with everything possible. We have developed a device which looks like any trunk in our home, and we recommend it be placed at doorsteps or may be somewhere closer to the entry”.

The team recommends that all items coming from outside including currency notes, vegetables, milk packets, any items ordered through delivery, wrist watch, wallets, mobile phones or any documents be placed in the trunk before being used.

The device is based on ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology used in water purifiers. It has been recommended not to look directly at the light inside the trunk as it can be harmful.

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