CGCRI Develops Programmable UV-C Sterilization Unit

CSIR-CGCRI (Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute), Kolkata, has developed a Programmable UV-C Sterilization Unit (disinfecting time ~1-2 minutes) that can disinfect mobile phones, laptop, office files, papers, letters & parcels, cash, cheques, tools, etc. The unit is designed with safety interlock features, like safety switches, LED indicators, buzzer, etc., to protect users from UV-C radiation. When exposing microorganisms to UVC light, the light penetrates through their cell wall and causes thymine bases in their DNA to bond.