DRDO lab develops automated UV systems-DRUVS to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers and NOTESCLEAN to sanitise currency notes
- Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad has developed an automated contactless UV-C (UltraViolet-C) sanitisation cabinet, called Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS).
- It has been designed to sanitise mobile phones, iPads, laptops, currency notes, cheque leafs, challans, passbooks, paper, envelopes, etc.
- It has also developed an automated UVC currency sanitising device, called NOTESCLEAN.
- It has contactless operation which is very important to contain the spread of virus.
- The proximity sensor switches, clubbed with drawer opening and closing mechanism, makes its operation automatic and contactless.
- It provides 360 degree exposure of UVC to the objects placed inside the cabinet.
- Once the sanitisation is done, the system goes in sleep mode hence the operator need not wait or stand near the device.
- Bundles of currency notes can be sanitised using DRUVS, however disinfection of each currency notes using it will be a time consuming process.
- For that purpose, a sanitising technique has been developed, where one has to just place the loose currency notes at the input slot of the device.
- It picks the notes one by one and makes them pass through a series of UVC lamps for complete disinfection.
- It is Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) premier lab.
- Location-Hyderabad, India
- Director-BHVS Narayana Murthy