ULTRA SWACHH DEVELOPED BY DRDO

Ultra Swachh developed by DRDO

A disinfection unit named Ultra Swachh has been developed by DRDO to disinfect a wide range of materials, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), electronics items, fabrics, etc.

Ultra Swachh developed by DRDO

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ULTRA SWACHH DEVELOPED BY DRDO

Key Takeaways

  • A disinfection unit named Ultra Swachh has been developed by DRDO to disinfect a wide range of materials, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), electronics items, fabrics, etc.
  • The Ultra Swachh comes in two variants namely
    • Ozonated Space
    • Trinetra Technology (Combination of Ozonated space and radical dispenser)

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Context: A disinfection unit named Ultra Swachh has been developed by DRDO to disinfect a wide range of materials, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), electronics items, fabrics, etc.

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

Salient Features of Ultra Swachh disinfection unit

  • The system uses an advanced oxidative process known as Ozonation (It is a type of advanced oxidation process which involves the production of very reactive oxygen species which are able to attack a wide range of organic compounds and all microorganisms.)
    • Also to be kept in mind is that the ozone is more effective than chlorine in destroying viruses and bacteria.
  • The system is basically double layered with specialised Ozone sealant technology which assured trapping of ozone for the necessary disinfection cycle.
  • It also has a catalytic converter (catalytic converter is a device used in exhaust systems to reduce emissions) to ensure environment friendly exhaust i.e only oxygen and water.
  • The Ultra Swachh comes in two variants namely
    1. Ozonated Space
    2. Trinetra Technology (Combination of Ozonated space and radical dispenser)
  • The system operates on 15 Ampere, 220 Volts, 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, etc to ensure safe operations for longer duration.


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