COVID-19 Research

Title :

Fabrication of Portable and Cost-Efficient UV Torch “Prajjwal 1.0” for surface Disinfection

Area of research :

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

Focus area :

surface Disinfection

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Samir Saraswati, Asssociate Professor, Dr. Jitendra Narayan Gangwar, Assistant Professor, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad

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It is a UV based portable surface disinfectant, a low-intensity UV lamp will be placed at the focal point of a parabolic mirror which would result in a parallel beam of UV light. In order to be portable, the device will be battery powered and by virtue of the simplicity of design, it will be affordable, cheap, easily manufacture and economically feasible to be used widely in the country.

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