DRDO Portable Sanisation Enclosure
A view of Portable Sanisation Enclosure developed by DRDO laborary.

To fight against COVID19 outbreak, VRDE Ahmednagar, a DRDO laboratory, has designed full-body disinfection chamber called Personnel Sanitisation Enclosure (PSE).

This is a part of the ongoing efforts of the DRDO against COVID19 pandemic.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been using scientific endeavors to develop products in an accelerated manner to fight against the deadly virus.

“DRDO laboratories are working with industry partners for volume production,” said a defence statement.

The walk through enclosure is designed for personnel decontamination, one person at a time.

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This is a portable system equipped with sanitizer and soap dispenser.

The decontamination is started using a foot pedal at the entry.

“On entering the chamber, electrically operated pump creates a disinfectant mist of hypo sodium chloride for disinfecting. The mist spray is calibrated for an operation of 25 secs and stops automatically indicating completion of operation,” said the statement.

As per procedure, personnel undergoing disinfection will need to keep their eyes closed while inside the chamber.

The system consists of roof mounted and bottom tanks with a total of 700 liters capacity.

“Approximately 650 personnel can pass through the chamber for disinfection until the refill is required,” Guwahati-based defence PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said in the statement.

The system has ‘see through glass’ panels on side walls for monitoring purpose and is fitted with lights for illumination during night time operations.

A separate operator cabin is provided to monitor overall operations.

The system has been manufactured with the help of M/s Dass Hitachi Ltd, Ghaziabad, within a time span of four days, Lt Col Khongsai also said.

“This system can be used for disinfection of personnel at the areas of controlled ingress and egress such as entry and exit to hospitals, malls, office buildings and critical installations,” Lt Col Khongsai further said.

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