UV Blaster: Disinfection Tower developed by DRDO
The Defence Research and Development Organization has developed Ultra Violet Disinfection Tower for chemical free and rapid disinfection. The tower is to be highly helpful in high infection prone areas.
The equipment named UV Blaster is a UV based sanitizer that was designed and developed by DRDO. It is highly helpful for disinfecting high tech surfaces such as computers, electronic equipment and other gadgets. UV Blaster is helpful in offices where chemical methods may not be suitable.
The product is also very much suitable in areas where chemical methods cannot be implemented.
The UV Disinfection tower can be operated through mobile phone or laptop remotely. There are six lamps each of 43 watts. The lamps emit Ultra Violet light of wavelength 254 nm in 360 degrees of illumination. The tower will switch off during human intervention or accidental opening of the room. The device also provides arm operation.
DRDO and COVID
The DRDO has been developing several new technologies and products to help in disinfection, sample collection, cost effective personal protective equipment. Several of these technologies were transferred to private sector companies. Recently DRDO developed ATULYA, a microwave sterilizer to help disinfecting COVID-19. DRDO had also developed a kiosk for COVID-19 sample collection.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs