IIT Creates Device To Sanitize Currency Notes, Mobile, Vegetables In 30 Minutes, Costing Rs 500: How It Works?
The Coronavirus pandemic isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, having infected more than 7500 people and claimed 768 lives till now.
Looking at the brighter side of things, the Indian Institute of Technology has come up with a new device that will help us sanitize all the goods and products when we bring them home.
How does this device work? Let’s find out all about the new invention by IIT right here!
Indian Institute Of Technology Develops New Device To Sanitize Goods
With things getting out of hand with the massive outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Institute of Technology has a good news. The institute has developed a new device that will help us sanitize items that we get from outside, such as our daily grocery and even currency notes before getting them into our houses.
This device is shaped like a trunk, and it is fitted with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology. This device is to be placed at our doorsteps and all the items that are being brought from outside will be sanitized in the device before bringing them into our homes.
Naresh Rakha, Senior Scientific Officer at IIT Ropar said, “Right now there are many who wash vegetables with warm water before using but the same cannot be done with currency notes or wallets. So we have developed a common sanitising solution for everything.”
Everything From Currency Notes To Mobile Phones Can Be Sanitized
As per reports, currency notes, vegetables, milk packets, any items ordered through delivery, wrist watch, wallets, mobile phones or any documents be placed in the device before being used. The device takes only 30 minutes to sanitize the items and a 10 minute cooling off period before the items are taken out from the trunk.
Issuing a warning of sorts, Rakha also said, “The device is based on ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology used in water purifiers. We strongly advise not to look directly at the light inside the trunk as it can be harmful.”
Also, this device will be priced at Rs. 500 when it will be commercially available for everyone to buy.