IITians invent Airlens Minus Corona to battle Novel COVID-19
Amidst the panic across the world over the rapid spreading of pandemic Covid 19 disease, PerSapien comes up with a device, Airlens Minus Corona (-Corona) to counter the robust spreading of Coronavirus.
As corona has infected about 2.3 lakhs people worldwide while claiming over 9,357 lives, humanity is racing against time for their lives. At this point in a needful hour, PerSapien, an organization that strongly believes that good health is the birthright of each (Per) human being (Sapien), came up with a new technology to save the humans.
According to the technology, the device will fight the coronavirus with corona discharge. It has been devised into a “Robo Sapien” (a human-like) machine that operates on the mechanism of charged/ionized water droplets which is ionized using the corona discharge. The ionized water in return oxidizes the viral protein reducing it to a non-harmful molecule.
Dr. Sashi Ranjan, Co-Founder of PerSapien Innovations said, “Diving deeper into the scientific research I did at NUS, Singapore, I realized that oxidation is one of the most potent antimicrobial tools which can sterilize the entire city. Our technology uses an optimal combination of electric energy and water atomization techniques to induce a charge on water droplets while creating the most potent oxidative entities, Hydroxyl radicals that can oxidize and kill the coronavirus.”
The “Robo-Sapien” machine will travel on the streets especially targeting the public gathering places like hospitals, bus stops, railway stations, shopping malls, etc. to sterilize the city from the spreading of the virus.
Speaking on the occasion, Debayan Saha, Co-Founder of PerSapien said, “Alcohols (like ethanol or IPA) are known to inactivate viruses by denaturing their protein coat. But the alcohol-based hand sanitizer is useful for individuals or for sanitizing surfaces at a smaller scale (home, offices, etc.) in the fight against Coronavirus. However, this is insufficient in such an emergency as it is impractical to use alcohol for sanitizing cities.”
Thus, to combat the virus at a global scale/ national level, the entire city needs to be sanitized for which Airlens Minus Corona (-Corona) has been created.