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Developed disinfectant against coronavirus: IIT Ropar

This indigenous device harnesses the germicidal effects of Ultra Violet-C radiations to inactivate all bacteria and viruses

cities Updated: Aug 13, 2020 19:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindutan Times, Rupnagar

Rupnagar Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, claims to have developed a room disinfectant based on ultraviolet rays, called Ultra Violet Germicidal Radiations and has named it as UVSAFE. This indigenous device harnesses the germicidal effects of UV-C radiations to inactivate all bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus.

Tested for its efficacy in New Delhi, the device has been conceptualised and designed at IIT-Ropar by Khushboo Rakha, assistant professor, department of metallurgical and materials engineering; Naresh Rakha, senior scientific officer with technical support from Shahriar Reza (design consultant). The design has been patented.

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