COVID-19 Research

Title :

Theoretical model for inactivation kinetics of infectious human coronavirus on metal surfaces

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Mathematical Sciences

Focus area :

Mathematical modelling for COVID-19

Principal Investigator :

Prof Rama Kant, University of Delhi, North Campus

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Executive Summary :

This project aims to develop a fundamental theoretical model addressing the rate of inactivation of human coronavirus on metal and alloy.


The rate constants and heterogeneous rate constants of various metals have been estimated and it is observed that they are found to be smaller in copper than in other metals which indicated the rapid inactivation of coronavirus on copper surface.

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