CSIR’s newly developed Disinfection technology now open for general roll-out

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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.