FUTURETRON FOOT-PEDAL OPERATED HAND SANITIZER DISPENSER

FOOT-PEDAL OPERATED CONTACT-LESS HAND SANITIZER DISPENSER

The COVOD-19 pandemic’s emergence has added yet another level. As the world races to discover vaccines, treatments and cures for the virus, the sanitization, disinfection, decontamination and isolation are also few factors which needs to be used to defend ourselves, and the remedies must be implemented globally.

Hand sanitizers have proven to be one of the better solutions helping us in the fight against the current pandemic situation. Hand sanitizers kill the microorganisms present in one’s hand such as bacteria, virus and other microbes. Although soaps can be used to achieve the same task, finding a washing area and water source makes it difficult to achieve sanitization in all areas also it is not a portable solution. On the other hand, hand sanitizers help us beat all the short comings from conventional hand washing using soap.

The motivation to design the foot pedal operated sanitizer dispenser is to minimize the touch points. Keeping physical contacts away and eliminating the need for multiple people to touch a common point is of utmost priority in current circumstances. Hence the main purpose of contactless sanitizer dispenser is to help monitor and control the spread of virus by using the same sanitizer bottle from a suspected carrier to a safe and healthy carrier.

Foot Pedal Operated Sanitizer Dispenser

It’s a foot operated hand sanitizer dispenser. With this mechanism sanitizer could be used without touching the sanitizer bottle with hands. Whenever user pushes the pedal with foot, the sanitizer is dispensed from the bottle. Sturdy Design, Contactless Dispenser, Movable, Easy to Assemble and Heavy base.

Parameters considered for the design

The sanitizer dispenser must be compatible with different dimensions of sanitizer container. It must be easy to use and dispense the sanitizer in an instant. The build quality must be sturdy and overall operation must be smooth.

Specifications of Foot Pedal Operated Hand Sanitizer Dispenser:

Mode Manual
Type Foot Pedal Press
Material Mild Steel
Dimension W41xL38xH140(cm)
Sanitizer Holder Height and width adjustable

Procedure to use the Foot pedal operated sanitizer dispenser

1] Place the sanitizer bottle in the holder and strap it with the Velcro strips.

2] Adjust height of the dispenser head according to the bottle size.

3] Press the foot pedal to dispense the sanitizer.

Conclusion

The Foot pedal operated sanitizer dispenser solves the problem on two levels. One, it eliminates the need of soap and water for sanitization of hands. Two, it minimizes the touch points and thus achieving effective sanitization.

It is efficient in public places like hospitals, malls, and in companies where large number of people work/gather.

To know more about the product: https://futuretronlabs.in/covid.html

FUTURETRON AUTOMATIC CONTACT-LESS SANITIZER DISPENSER

Automatic Sanitizer Dispenser

The COVOD-19 pandemic’s emergence has added yet another level. As the world races to discover vaccines, treatments and cures for the virus, the sanitization, disinfection, decontamination and isolation are also few factors which needs to be used to defend ourselves, and the remedies must be implemented globally.

Hand sanitizers have proven to be one of the better solutions helping us in the fight against the current pandemic situation. Hand sanitizers kill the microorganisms present in one’s hand such as bacteria, virus and other microbes. Although soaps can be used to achieve the same task, finding a washing area and water source makes it difficult to achieve sanitization in all areas also it is not a portable solution. On the other hand, hand sanitizers help us beat all the short comings from conventional hand washing using soap.

Hence the purpose of contact-less sanitizer dispenser is to help monitor and control the spread of coronavirus by using the same sanitizer bottle from a suspected carrier to a safe and healthy carrier.

Automatic Sanitizer Dispenser

The dispenser is automatic, contactless, easy to install and operate. It will spray hand rubbing sanitizer based on alcohol for hand sanitization. It is spray based and designed to maximize sanitizer consumption.

Parameters considered for the Design

The sanitizer dispenser must be compatible with different dimensions of sanitizer container. It must be easy to use and dispense the sanitizer in an instant. The build quality must be sturdy and overall power consumption should be minimal.

Specifications of Automatic Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

Mode Automatic
Construction Acrylic (Customizations available)
Power 5V1A DC
Spray Discharge 10ml
Sensing range 5cm
Dimension W100xL200xH230(mm)
Weight 500gm

Procedure to use the Automatic sanitizer dispenser

1] Connect the power adaptor and turn on the switch.

2] Place your hand under the dispenser.

3] The sensor can detect the presence of hand up to a range of 5 to 8 cm. The device then dispenses the sanitizer on the palm.

4] Once the person takes away his or her hand, the dispenser automatically turns of the motor and stops the dispensing action.

Note: The sanitizer action is instant. Hence, do not keep your palm for prolonged duration.

Conclusion

The automatic sanitizer dispenser solves the problem on two levels. One, it eliminates the need of soap and water for sanitization of hands. Two, it minimises the touch points and thus achieving effective sanitization.

It can be used in hospitals, corporate buildings, offices, malls etc where large number of people work/gather.

To know more about the product: https://futuretronlabs.in/covid.html

APPLICATIONS OF UV CHAMBER-FUTURETRON UVISTER

HOUSEHOLD PURPOSES
• To disinfect outsourced consumable items like groceries, fruits, vegetables and dairy products.

• To disinfect online delivery packages

• To disinfect the newspapers and postcards • To disinfect vehicle keys and helmets


OFFICE PURPOSES
• To disinfect electronic gadgets like laptop, mouse and mobile phones

• To disinfect the hard cash and files

• To disinfect online food delivery items • To disinfect stationary items like white board marker, duster etc.


MEDICAL PURPOSES
• To disinfect reusable face mask and hand gloves

• To disinfect medical operation hand tools

• To disinfect medicines and syringes


AT BANKS
• To disinfect Hard cash, receipts, files and cheques

• To disinfect ATM cards before or after use


AT SERVICE STATIONS
• To disinfect customer products that came for service or repair.

• To disinfect card payment machines

TO KNOW MORE:

https://www.futuretronlabs.in/covid.html

FUTURETRON UVISTER

The situation of covid19 is shifting rapidly and it continues to ravage global communities, the world is focussed wholly on discovering ways to combat novel coronavirus and it’s important that we protect patients, clients, staffs and families from this situation. It is extremely important to clean the often-used devices/equipment’s and disinfect it. The ability of UV light to inactivate the novel coronavirus has been the subject of research lately. Typically, UVC is used to disinfect the rooms, surfaces and devices. Corona virus can live on certain surfaces such as paper, cardboard, plastic for hours to days. In particular, the virus was found to be active for one day in cardboard, for up to three days in plastic and stainless steel, and for up to four hours in 99% copper. Thus, it’s important to disinfect at regular intervals. UVC light is very effective in inactivating microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and pathogens.

FUTURETRON UVISTER

Working Principle:

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a decontamination method that uses shorter wavelength UV radiation to inactivate microbes by terminating nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA which makes them powerless to perform certain vital cellular purposes. UVGI is used in a various applications such as food, air purification and water purification. Killing the microorganisms with UV radiation needs the germicidal wavelengths of between 185 to 254 nanometers. Ultra Violet C has wavelength between 100 to 280.

The light is absorbed by the microorganisms’ DNA and RNA, leading to the dimerization of neighboring molecules (particularly thymine). This occurrence in the DNA and RNA of bacteria and virus makes replication impossible for the microorganisms and causes infection.

Note: Prolonged exposure to UVC is not recommended. Hence, maintain a safe distance from the sanitization box during its operation.

Specifications of the UV chamber are as follows

Material Acrylic plastic
Colour White
Wall thickness 5 mm
Dimension 30L x 47W x 30H (cm)
Capacity 36 Litres

Parameters considered for the design

The box must be able to accommodate a wide range of objects that are as small as a key to something as big as a laptop. This box must serve a wide variety of applications and use case scenario. The sanitization process must be quick, easy to use and operation must be hassle free.

Procedure to use the UV Chamber

1] Ensure that the switch is in OFF position.

2] Open the front door, place the object that needs to be sanitized and close the door.

3] Turn on the switch and run the device for 15 to 20 minutes.

4] Once the sanitization process is completed turn off the switch and take out the object. If the object needs to be sanitized at both ends, flip the object and repeat the same procedure.

Safety Precautions

1] Avoid eye and skin exposure.

2] Do not look directly into light.

3] Switch off the device when not in use.

4] Keep the device away from the reach of children.

5] Clean the UV bulbs and chamber once a month.

In practice, the disinfection time would be of 3 to 4 times the theoretical calculation. This is due to various factors such as variation in the UV dose and the actual output of the UV bulb. The chamber has been designed considering various use case scenarios. The design is flexible and could be modified to suit very specific use case as well.

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https://www.futuretronlabs.in/covid.html

UV LIGHT APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS OF Ultra Violet LIGHT

1] Air Sterilization

UV lights have many applications in industries, households, and healthcare for controlling the odor, environment sterilization and to eliminate harmful volatile organic compounds emitted by factories. In some environments where air quality is crucial for health.

2] Surface Sterilization

In industries like food processing disinfecting the surfaces without the chemical is essential where UV lamps are used. The UV lamp works with the principle of irradiation where ultraviolet light can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi in a couple of seconds. This will help in extending the shelf life of a food product and preserve the nutritional value. These lights can be installed along with conveyor belts where all incoming foodstuffs get scanned.

3] Water Disinfection

Water disinfection is important to make the water safe for human use by eliminating harmful chemicals like chlorine and environmentally toxic. UV lights are used in the treatment of this water. Other applications like in aquaculture and life science.


4] Arson Investigation

The UV lights are sensitive to the carbon residues from the burning effect on walls, floors, and furniture which helps the fire inspector to scan the fire impacted areas instantly without checking physically.

5] Artwork Inspection

The Ultraviolet lights have a different effect on each material which helps in identifying it. This helps the artwork inspectors to protect themselves from art fraud. It also helps in identifying the repairs in art and other valuable stones like marbles, gems, and even on ivory. It also can detect the age of precious stones.

6] Beauty and Skincare

Ultraviolet light also used in treating skin problems. UV light therapy is usually offered in medical clinics and other licensed professionals. It is used to treat skin problems like Eczema, Vitiligo, Itching, and other problems.

7] Crime Scene Inspection

UV lights are used in forensics to identify the fingerprints, blood, and other body fluids in crime scene investigation. UV lights make these samples glow brightly and it becomes easy to identify.

8] Counterfeit Currency Detection

Ultraviolet light source scanners make different currency denominations glow with a specific color and will show whether bills are genuine or counterfeit.

9] Document Verification

UV light plays an important role in document verification like driver’s licenses, passports, and credit cards. An official document has invisible fluorescent markings that are visible only by using UV light sources.

10] Environmental Investigations

UV lights assist in the environmental investigations by detecting the presence of harmful chemical wastes like hydrocarbons disposed of by petroleum factories. It can be detected on the land and even in water.

11] Gem and Mineral Inspections

Impurities and structural flaws present in the valuable gems stones can be detected by using a UV light. It is used by a gemologist to identify the authentication of gemstones.

12] Non-Destructive testing

UV lamps projected on the surfaces that have been previously treated with a liquid penetration or magnetic particle, which will fluoresce under ultraviolet light, exposing any flaws in the material being examined.

13] Pest Control/ Food and Agriculture

To determine the presence of rodents in the warehouses by scanning urine and hair as it glows blue-white and is easily identified on sacks of food or intermixed with food grains. It also helps in trapping flying insects.

14] Security control

Security professionals need to track visitor’s baggage and items at a public gathering for security concerns. So, these items were more likely inspected with a UV light source which is monitored using screens.

UV Light and How UV radiation Kills Microbes

UV Light: Ultraviolet is an electromagnetic radiation which has a wavelength between 100nm to 400nm. UV radiation is not visible to human eye. Lamps, bulb, crackling fire are some examples of objects that emit UV radiation.

source: http://www.lightlab.com/smarter-uv-light/what-is-uv-light

UV region is divided into three bands

  • Ultra Violet A(315-400nm): UVA possess the lowest energy compared to UVB and UVC. It enters deep into the skin causing various skin damages such as wrinkling of the skin, skin cancer and ageing.
  • Ultra Violet B(280-315nm): UVB has the highest energy compared to UVA and UVC. It affects the outer layer of skin causing sunburn, skin cancer and tans.
  • Ultra Violet C (100-280): Highest energy than UVA and UVB. But it doesn’t reach the earth’s surface, it is absorbed by the ozone layer.
source: http://www.arpansa.gov.au/understanding-radiation/what-is-radiation/non-ionising-radiation/ultaviolet-radiation

According to World Health Organization, as sunlight travels through the atmosphere all UV-C and about 90% of UV-B energy are drawn by ozone, water vapour, oxygen and CO2. UV-A radiation is less affected by the atmosphere compared to other two radiation. Therefore, the UV radiation touching the earth’s surface is mainly composed of UV-A with a small amount UV-B factor.

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a decontamination method that uses shorter wavelength UV radiation to inactivate microbes by terminating nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA which makes them powerless to perform certain vital cellular purposes. UVGI is used in a various applications such as food, air purification and water purification.

Killing the microorganisms with UV radiation needs the germicidal wavelengths of between 185 to 254 nanometers. UVC light on earth’s surface is very weak, since the ozone layer blocks it. UVGI devices produces sufficient UVC radiation in air or water systems which breaks apart the derm DNA to make them inactive in environments to microbes such as bacteriaviruses other pathogens. UVC has the strongest germicidal outcome which is very effective in killing or inactivating bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.

A group of single celled microbes which reproduce through the process of cell division are called Bacteria. This single cell feature of bacteria makes it decontaminated by UV radiation as the major form of reproduction in bacteria happens through the process of cell division. Any form of modification in the cell structure of the bacteria can affect the method of cell division.

HOW UV RADIATION KILLS CELLS

DNA is made up of two complementary strands that are twisted together into a double helix structure. This structure is made up of four nucleotides Adenine(A), Thymine(T), Guanine(G) and Cytosine(C). UV radiation kills the cells or the process of cell division by damaging their DNA. When UV light falls on bacteria it initiates a reaction between two thymine molecules, it is one of the bases that form DNA. The subsequent thymine dimer produced is very stable but fixing this DNA damage is by removing the two thymine bases and replacing with new nucleotides, which is not an efficient method.

[Dimers: It’s a chemical compound made up of two identical subunits or monomers]

Extensive exposure to UV radiation results in the formation of more thymine dimers in the DNA which produces an incorrect repair or missing dimer. If the process of cell division is interrupted due to an incorrect repair, missing dimer or any damage then the cell cannot do its normal functions. At this point the cell will die or directs the cell to apoptosis.

CALCULATION OF EXPOSURE TIME REQUIRED FOR DISINFECTION:

The unit of brightness is typically expressed in microwatt per centimeter (μW/cm2) and the exposure time employed for UV sterilization is directly proportional to UV dosage. The mathematical calculations for the same are as shown below.