IIT Bhubaneswar developed a UVC Disinfection Cabinet

IIT Bhubaneswar developed a simple, but effective UVC Disinfection Chamber. The chamber can be used for disinfecting PPEs’ of medical staff, electronic gadgets, garments, packets and other possible fomites.


Prof R V Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar envisioned the design. Dr. Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki and Dr. DP Dogra faculty members from School of Electrical Sciences made and tested the instrument along with the help of their two research scholars, Mr.Pratik Kumar Kar and Mr. Shreetam Behera.

Two versions of this prototype can cater to test samples of wide ranging sizes. The time of exposure can be traded with the power. Presently, the equipment is designed as per the behavioural results of SARS COV-1. It is expected to work for SARS-COV-2 since SARS-COV-2 belongs to the same family of SARS-COV-1. The team of the developers intend to test the system against SARS-COV-2 with the help of ICMR-RMRC Bhubaneswar in the coming few days. The Institute will apply to ICMR for certification before taking it for production.