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KritiScan: UV Baggage Disinfection System 

  • IASbaba
  • July 19, 2020
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KritiScan: UV Baggage Disinfection System 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Science and Technology; Indegenous technology 

In news: 

  • In order to control spread of infection through baggage, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad and Vehant Technologies, Noida have co-developed KritiScan UV Baggage Disinfection System. 
  • The compact UVC conveyor system developed can efficiently disinfect the baggage passing through the conveyor within a few seconds. 
  • UVC based disinfection systems are known for their rapid disinfection capability. 
  • The disinfection process is dry and chemical-free. 

Do you know? 

  • UVC light, when irradiated on an infected surface, quickly disrupts the genetic material in the virus and thus inhibits its multiplication. 
  • The Kritiscan UV advanced baggage disinfecting system uses UVC light (254 nm) with appropriate irradiance to inactivate microbes and viruses. 
  • The system can efficiently disinfect the baggage within 8 seconds as compared to standard hand-held disinfection techniques. 

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