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Combating COVID-19: Disinfection Unit ‘Ultra Swachh’ Developed To Disinfect Personal Protective Equipment, Other Materials

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said the ‘Ultra Swachh’ unit uses an advanced oxidative process comprising of multiple barrier disruption approach for disinfection

Combating COVID-19: Disinfection Unit 'Ultra Swachh' Developed To Disinfect Personal Protective Equipment, Other Materials
Highlights
  • Ultra Swachh can disinfect a variety of materials – PPEs, electronics
  • Ultra Swachh comes in two variants - Ozonated Space, Trinetra Technology
  • Ultra Swachh operates on 15 Ampere, 220 Volts and 50 Hertz power supply

New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday (June 1) said that it has developed a disinfection unit named ‘Ultra Swachh’ to disinfect a wide range of materials, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), electronics items and fabrics. In a press release, DRDO said that the system uses an advanced oxidative process comprising of multiple barrier disruption approach using Osonated Space Technology for disinfection.

“The system is double layered with specialised ozone sealant technology assuring trapping of ozone for the necessary disinfection cycle. It also has a catalytic converter to ensure environment-friendly exhaust — only oxygen and water,” the release said.

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The system is in compliance with international standards of industrial, occupational, personal and environmental safety. The Ultra Swachh comes in two variants namely Ozonated Space and Trinetra Technology. Trinetra technology is a combination of ozonated space and radical dispenser. Treatment is optimised with automation for quick disinfection cycle, it added.

According to DRDO, the system operates on 15 Ampere, 220 Volts and 50 Hertz power supply. The system has been provided with various safety features such as emergency shutdown, door interlocks, dual door, delay cycle, and leak monitors to ensure safe operations for longer duration.

Dimensions of the Industrial Cabinet are 7’x4’x3.25′ to disinfect large quantity at a time. Cabinets of different sizes will be available for the industry, DRDO said.

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Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), the Delhi based laboratory of DRDO has developed the product with industry partner Gel Craft Healthcare Private Ltd, Ghaziabad.

According to the Health Ministry, India on Monday (June 1) witnessed the highest-ever spike of 8,392 COVID-19 cases, while 230 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 1,90,535 including 93,322 active cases, 91,819 cured/discharged/migrated and 5,394 deaths.

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World

24,36,58,646Cases
20,51,42,869Active
3,35,67,367Recovered
49,48,410Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,36,58,646 and 49,48,410 have died; 20,51,42,869 are active cases and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 4:04 am.

India

3,41,89,774 14,306Cases
1,67,6954,899Active
3,35,67,367 18,762Recovered
4,54,712 443Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,89,774 confirmed cases including 4,54,712 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,67,695 and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,02,961 1,410

27,506 128

64,35,439 1,520

1,40,016 18

Kerala

49,15,331 8,538

77,964 3,191

48,08,775 11,366

28,592 363

Karnataka

29,85,986 388

8,740 203

29,39,239 586

38,007 5

Tamil Nadu

26,95,216 1,127

13,034 246

26,46,163 1,358

36,019 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,63,577 400

5,102 120

20,44,132 516

14,343 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,095 13

103 9

16,87,093 4

22,899

West Bengal

15,86,455 989

7,882 151

15,59,518 828

19,055 10

Delhi

14,39,603 37

320 14

14,14,192 51

25,091

Odisha

10,38,411 447

4,185 33

10,25,917 410

8,309 4

Chhattisgarh

10,05,847 20

219 11

9,92,056 31

13,572

Rajasthan

9,54,402 2

31 1

9,45,417 3

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,418 16

164 4

8,16,167 20

10,087

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,749 9

85 6

7,82,141 3

10,523

Haryana

7,71,157 16

127 12

7,60,981 4

10,049

Bihar

7,26,058 4

38 2

7,16,359 2

9,661

Telangana

6,70,274 135

3,950 34

6,62,377 168

3,947 1

Assam

6,08,589 139

3,857 111

5,98,759 244

5,973 6

Punjab

6,02,209 20

229 2

5,85,429 22

16,551

Jharkhand

3,48,627 35

224 22

3,43,268 13

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,821 6

163 6

3,36,259 11

7,399 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,638 72

866 4

3,26,343 68

4,429

Himachal Pradesh

2,22,638 69

1,496 82

2,17,406 149

3,736 2

Goa

1,77,886 34

545 29

1,73,983 63

3,358

Puducherry

1,27,735 61

467 10

1,25,411 49

1,857 2

Manipur

1,23,292 63

931 30

1,20,450 89

1,911 4

Mizoram

1,17,419 158

8,080 863

1,08,927 1,016

412 5

Tripura

84,389 5

98 3

83,475 8

816

Meghalaya

83,371 49

639 56

81,286 102

1,446 3

Chandigarh

65,323 2

28 1

64,475 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,089

132 10

54,677 10

280

Sikkim

31,900 32

200 5

31,306 27

394

Nagaland

31,712 5

243 7

30,790 12

679

Ladakh

20,904 5

37 1

20,659 6

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,679

4 0

10,671

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,648

6 2

7,513 2

129

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