According to the team, the system, which prices round Rs 60,000-70,000 at current, has been developed as an answer to deal with the oxygen scarcity amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The system, referred to as ‘Oxycon’, has been developed utilizing the open-source know-how and materials…. Once accepted, it may be used wherever from small villages to huge cities due to its affordability,” stated Siva Umapathy, Director, IISER Bhopal.
“Unlike the primary wave of Covid-19, the second wave has hit the floor very laborious. The unfold has been recorded considerably excessive and most of the affected want emergency oxygen help. Hence, hospitals all throughout the nation are in want of oxygen cylinders or concentrators and the demand has spiked in a really brief time,” Umapathy added.
The researchers stated that the developed system is transportable, customizable and simple to deploy.
“It has a compressor that takes ambient air and passes it by way of columns having materials named zeolite underneath an optimized strain. Two such columns are utilized in alternate cycles and electronically managed valves are used for this function to make it automated and supply a steady oxygen provide.
“The materials, zeolite, absorbs nitrogen from the air and throws it again to the environment, therefore the focus of oxygen will increase within the air on the outlet. The valve controls are achieved utilizing a programmed micro-controller based mostly circuit,” stated Mitradip Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, IISER Bhopal.
“This system prototype has already been developed and in contrast with the business techniques presently out there on the market and now we have acquired constructive outcomes. We are actively searching for industrial collaborations to additional enhance and manufacture the system at a bigger scale and to deploy it after obligatory testing and approvals,” he added.
India logged a report 3,49,691 new coronavirus infections in a day taking its tally of COVID-19 circumstances to 1,69,60,172, whereas energetic circumstances crossed the 26-lakh mark, in accordance to the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Sunday.
The dying toll elevated to 1,92,311 with a report 2,767 every day new fatalities, the information up to date at 8 am confirmed.
Registering a gentle improve, the energetic circumstances have elevated to 26,82,751 comprising 15.82 per cent of the entire infections, whereas the nationwide Covid-19 restoration fee has additional dropped to 83.05 per cent.