CSIR’s newly developed Disinfection technology now open for general roll-out
- Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on 17 January 2022 announced that CSIR’s newly developed Disinfection technology is now open for general roll-out for use by the common masses.
- The technology has been successfully tried in Railways, AC Buses and even the Parliament House wherein it has been found to be effective for mitigation of airborne transmission of SARS-COV-2.
- The technology behind this machine will also remain relevant in the post-COVID era.
CSIR-CSIO’s UV-C technology
- The UV-C technology has been developed according to the requirements for the deactivation of the SARS COV-2 virus contained in an aerosol.
- It has been constructed with necessary ventilation measures that are needed for safety and user guidelines and tested Bio-safety standards etc.
- This technology deactivates viruses, bacteria, fungus and other bio – aerosols etc, with appropriate dosages using 254nm UV light.
- UV-C air duct disinfection system can be installed in auditoriums, large conference rooms, classrooms, malls etc, which provides a relatively safer environment for indoor activities in the current pandemic.
Successful Tests so far
- The UV-C Disinfection Technology has been successfully tested for 1 month in Railways coaches from Bandra to Chandigarh covering a distance of 1000 kilometres.
- In addition to this, UV-C Disinfection has also been successfully used in AC Buses of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC).
- Amit Varadan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways informed that the Transport Ministry has decided to carry forward this technology for all passengers Transport Vehicles in near future.