Title: Disinfectant chamber for killing body germs with integrated FAR-UVC chamber (for COVID-19)

Authors: Sangam Sahu; Shivam Krishna Pandey; Atul Mishra

Addresses: School of Aeronautics, BML Munjal University, India ' School of Aeronautics, BML Munjal University, India ' School of Aeronautics, BML Munjal University, India

Abstract: A human body can be infected by over 200 viruses existing in the world. A share of these viruses would just stick to the human body (for exterior) but not infect it per se. We propose a disinfecting chamber/magnetic body scanner, used to screen persons entering a security-controlled area for the presence of security threats hidden under the clothing such as guns, knives, explosives and contrabands. Just like the body scanner, an innovative scanner system is required to disinfect and sanitise the body from life threatening viruses such as the SARS-Cov 19 (Corona Virus). The scanner chamber has five sections, namely, the entrance, thermal image scanner, FAR-UVC chamber, disinfectant spray chamber, and the exit section. The integrated thermal image scanning section can detect the body temperature with the help of a thermal image shown on the computer screen. The FAR-UVC chamber is used to extract the virus-killing property of FAR-UVC rays proven to have negligible damage on the human skin. The disinfectant chamber is where the human body is sprayed with a disinfectant after which he or she is allowed to exit the chamber.

Keywords: FAR-UVC; disinfectant spray; sanitisation chamber; UV light; sanitisation tunnel; infrared scanning; COVID19 tunnel.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2021.113247

International Journal of Design Engineering, 2021 Vol.10 No.1, pp.1 - 9

Received: 26 Apr 2020
Accepted: 23 May 2020

Published online: 24 Feb 2021 *

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