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Two recent innovations by National Chemical Laboratory: Digital Thermometer & Oxygen Enrichment Unit 

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  • April 10, 2020
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Two recent innovations by National Chemical Laboratory: Digital Thermometer & Oxygen Enrichment Unit 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Science and technology 

In News:

  • Recent innovations by CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, can help in the mitigation of the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • The innovations are Hand held digital IR thermometer and Oxygen enrichment unit (OEUs). 

Key takeaways:

  • Hand held digital IR thermometer is an important component of measures to mitigate Coronavirus outbreak.
  • Mobile phone or power banks can be used as a power source. 
  • The design of thermometer is available open source wherein software design and mass manufacturing-ready hardware will be available to manufacturers across India for free. 
  • Oxygen enrichment unit (OEUs) will increase the oxygen concentration from the ambient air of 21-22% to 38-40%. 
  • OEU is hollow fiber membrane bundles which will separate and filtrate ambient air to produce enriched oxygen for patients in home and hospital settings. 

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