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Refrigerator converted into 'disinfection chamber'

Refrigerator converted into Refrigerator converted into disinfection chamber
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Bengaluru: With all of India dedicating itself to fighting the coronavirus crisis, a group of researchers from Karnataka have managed to convert an old...

Bengaluru: With all of India dedicating itself to fighting the coronavirus crisis, a group of researchers from Karnataka have managed to convert an old refrigerator into a complete "disinfection chamber".

In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus which had already infected over 12,000 Indians, researchers Dr Arun M Isloor, head of Chemistry Department, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal and scholar Syed Ibrahim have developed the device which can successfully disinfect anything kept inside it.

Isloor told ANI that they have named the device "Zero COV" and that it is effective in killing 99.9 percent of any microorganisms that may be present on the surface of an object.

Isloor also added that the fridge can be used to disinfect anything including edible items like vegetables and fruits and also non-edible items like books, currency notes, envelopes and more.

"Switching on the chamber for 15 minutes ensures 99.9 percent destruction of microorganisms present in the surface of the items," Dr Isloor told ANI.

Ever since the coronavirus outbreak, Indian scientists, doctors and researchers have come up with several innovative measures to counter coronavirus. From apps to monitor quarantine violations to novel testing devices, the scientific community in India is leaving no stones unturned to fight the deadly virus which has already claimed over 350 lives.

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