Scientists at CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, have developed two mobile indoor Disinfection Sprayer units, Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically Operated Mobile Indoor Disinfection (POMID). These disinfection units can be used for cleaning and disinfecting pathogenic micro-organisms effectively, especially in hospitals.
These units can be used to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, and cardboards.
The objective of the device is to minimize the risk of transmitting coronavirus to people who inadvertently come in contact with those surfaces.
These sprayers are equipped with mopping features and extendable arms to reach hidden areas and clean comprehensively.
The sprayer systems are designed with two-stage spraying units and separate storage tanks to clean and disinfect the indoor areas by the numbers of fixed and flexible nozzles set in the lower and upper tiers.
The disinfectant Sprayer has an industrial variant for heavy usage and to cover a larger area.
The technology is expected to have relevance even beyond the current COVID-19 crisis.