Covid-19: DRDO develops a portable backpack for disinfection equipment

NEW DELHI: In a quest to develop indigenous solutions to combat the pandemic, () has developed a portable backpack for area teams.

The Center for Fire Explosion and Environmental Safety (CFEES), Delhi, has developed two configurations of disinfection equipment. These are derivations of technologies developed for the application of fire fighting, DRDO said in a statement.

CFEES, Delhi, with the help of its industry partner, has developed a portable disinfection kit to spray a decontamination solution consisting of a 1% hypochlorite solution (HYPO) for disinfection of the suspected area.

The portable system can be mounted as a backpack and can be carried by operations personnel.

This system incorporates twin low pressure fluid, air and disinfectant liquid, technology to generate very fine mist.

More about Covid-19 > The system is capable of disinfecting up to an area of ​​300 square meters. Application areas may include hospital reception, medical chambers, office spaces that cater to the general public, corridors, roads, subway and railway stations, and bus stations, etc.

The Center, with the help of its industry partner, has also developed increased capacity that is transported in a cart.

The system incorporates simple low pressure fluid, disinfectant liquid, technology that generates very fine mist.

It is capable of disinfecting up to an area of ​​3,000 square meters.

It has a tank capacity of 50 liters and a launch distance of 12-15 meters. This is useful for disinfecting hospitals, shopping malls, airports, subway stations, isolation areas, quarantine centers, and high-risk residential areas. DRDO states.

Two of these systems are provided to the Delhi Police for immediate use. These can be made available to other agencies with the help of industry partners.