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The Union Minister has said that UV-C Disinfection technology is being installed to combat pandemics in railway coaches, AC buses, closed spaces etc.
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What is UV-C Disinfection Technology?
UV-C Disinfection Technology has been developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).
Purpose: The technology is meant for the mitigation of airborne transmission of Covid-19.
Working: UV-C deactivates viruses, bacteria, fungus and other bioaerosols etc with appropriate dosages using 254 nm UV light.
Applications: The disinfection system can be used in auditoriums, large conference rooms, classrooms, malls etc. which provides a relatively safer environment for indoor activities in the current pandemic. It can also be used in buildings, transport vehicles, etc.
Moreover, this technology can also be used by the Election Commission of India during indoor meetings with limited capacity for the upcoming Assembly polls in 5 States in the wake of a ban on physical rallies and roadshows for a specified period of time.
Source: This post is based on the article ‘Union Minister says, CSIR’s newly developed Disinfection technology is being installed to combat the pandemic in railway coaches, AC buses, closed spaces etc’ published in PIB on 18th January 2022.