Automated UV Systems
- 11 May 2020
- 2 min read
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Recently, the Research Centre Imarat (RCI), has developed an automated contactless UVC (short-wavelength ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200-280 nanometers) sanitisation cabinet, called Defence Research UltraViolet Sanitiser (DRUVS) and an automated UVC currency sanitising device, called NOTESCLEAN.
- RCI is a Hyderabad based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) premier lab.
- Earlier, DRDO had developed UV Blaster (ultraviolet disinfection tower) for rapid and chemical free disinfection of high infection prone areas.
- It has been designed to sanitise mobile phones, iPads, laptops, currency notes, cheque leafs, challans, passbooks, paper, envelopes, etc.
- The DRUVS cabinet has a contactless operation which becomes crucial to contain the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses.
- It has proximity sensor switches, clubbed with drawer opening and closing mechanism which makes its operation automatic and contactless.
- It provides 360 degree exposure of UVC to the objects placed inside the cabinet and it automatically goes into sleep mode after the sanitation process.
- The device picks the note inserted from the input slot and makes them pass through a series of UVC lamps for complete disinfection.
- It will save a lot of time because disinfection of each currency note by DRUVS or any other sanitising process is a time consuming process.
Defence Research and Development Organisation
- It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.
- Objective: To establish a world class science and technology base for India and provide Indian Defence Services decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.
- It was established in 1958 after combining Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO).