Technology for CSIR-NIIST’s Air Sanitizer Transferred to Entrepreneur

The technology for an engineered system for disinfecting aerosols, developed by the CSIR-National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram, has been transferred to a private entrepreneur.

The unit absorbs aerosols from a distance and exposes it to a combination of germicidal UV radiations and filters and releases out clean and fresh air helping in controlling aerosol transmission. It is suitable for application in hospitals, clinics, testing labs, office cabins, meeting rooms, etc. where aerosol mediated transmission of disease is very high. The low-cost system has a high efficiency, minimum infrastructure requirement for fabrication, and low power requirement.