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  • 01 May, 2020

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ATULYA

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  • Microwave steriliser to disintegrate novel Coronavirus developed
  • Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, a deemed university supported by Defence Research and Development Organisation has developed a microwave steriliser named as ‘ATULYA’ to disintegrate (COVID-19). The virus gets disintegrated by differential heating in the range of 56 to 60 Celsius temperatures.
  • The product is cost effective solution, which can be operated in portable or fixed installations.
  • This system was tested for human/operator safety and has been found to be safe. Depending upon size and shape of various objects, time of sterilisation is from 30 seconds to one minute.
  • Approximate weight of the system is three kilogrammes and it can be used for non-metallic objects only.


Source: PIB


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