IKGPTU develops ‘Sodhavani’ for virus protection

The device will fumigate all commodities, which one brings from the market, even the eatables without harming its nutrition properties and also decontaminate our surroundings leaving no trace of virus

IKGPTU develops ‘Sodhavani’ for virus protection

Students and teachers pose with the device. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 18

In the pandemic situation, it is most important to keep ourselves disinfected. For this purpose, people are doing lot of things like washing hands and clothes repeatedly, but they are still at risk. A team of student-faculty of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University claims to provide a solution to the problem.

A student of BTech Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Rachit Kumar, under the guidance of Dr Rakesh Goyal, Assistant Professor, has made a device named ‘Sodhavani’. This device will fumigate all commodities, which one brings from market, even eatables without harming its nutrition properties and also decontaminate surroundings leaving no trace of virus.

University Vice-Chancellor Ramesh Kumar Ganta and Registrar Jaspreet Singh congratulated the team. Sharing the technical part of device, Dr Goyal, Assistant Professor, ECE, said, “It has a quadruple fully automatic fumigate system that has two radiation chambers — first is high radiation chamber for our basic commodities and second chamber is a low radiation chamber, which can be used to fumigate all eatable items without harming its nutrition properties.”

“The last system of this device is air refiner, which can be used to refine or purify the polluted air of our surroundings. The device costs between Rs5,000 and Rs6,000. This device can be used in all places like houses, offices, cinema halls, religious places, hospitals, airport and railway stations because it is portable, cheap and loaded with fully intelligent modern technology,” he shared. He confirmed that an application for patenting of the project had also been moved.

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