Two of the recent innovations by CSIR’s constituent Lab, CSIR-NCL Pune, can help in the mitigation of the Corona outbreak.
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 IR thermometers is available open source.
Oxygen enrichment unit (OEUs) to increase the oxygen concentration from the ambient air of 21-22% to 38-40% have been developed by CSIR-NCL. OEU is hollow fiber membrane bundles for separation and filtration of ambient air to produce enriched oxygen for patients in home and hospital settings.
Source : All India Radio