The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a ‘Virus Obliterating Conveyor for Baggage Disinfection’. This baggage disinfector can be installed at airports, railway stations, metro stations, bus stations and institutional gates.
The virus obliterating conveyor for the disinfection of baggage has been developed by the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), the Kochi based laboratory of DRDO. This is an automated stand-alone system that uses a UV bath for disinfecting baggage and other such items within just a few seconds.
Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DD R&D & Chairman DRDO released the product yesterday (Friday (June 26, 2020) online. The sensing mechanism of the system automatically detects the entry of bags and powers on the UV illumination. The system has been specifically designed to irradiate the body of the luggage in all directions and disinfect the entire surface of the baggage as per the required intensity level and exposure time and has inbuilt features for ensuring prevention of direct UV exposure outside.