Due to the threat of covid-19, sanitizers are in high demand, and the prices of it are increasing day by day. It can be a problem for all classes of people. If the supply doesn't meet the demand of it then it can cause trouble. In this situation, IIT Ropar is ready with their sanitizers and they can make it available in their critical need. The scientists have prepared only six liters of sanitizer and had 50 liters of raw material stored with them.
The researches claim that they can make 70 liters of sanitizer in an hour. However, at this moment, the institute has manufactured the hand sanitizer for their staff of IIT Ropar and the transport staff. The researches said they had prepared the hand-sanitizers with the standards of WHO.
The composition of the hand sanitizer consists of 70 percent isopropyl alcohol, glycerol, and other chemicals with standards of the World health organization. Around 50 percent of alcohol is required to kill the micro-organism. We have prepared 6 liters for our faculty members. In need of the hour, we are glad to come up with the sanitizer, which is almost unavailable in the market. We have a raw-material stock of around 50 liters of sanitizer, and we can prepare 70 liters of sanitizer in an hour", said Dr T J Dhilip, Head of Department Chemistry at IIT Ropar.
IIT Ropar Director SK Das said, "We have prepared the sanitizer with standards of WHO, and we are first using for our staff. It will be difficult to prepare and give to the public as we don't have that much capacity. But, we can give it to the critical cases, including if the administration needs for the quarantine of suspects. We can also provide to the civil hospital in Ropar or to help someone. We are not looking at the production cost right now as we have only a motive to support the community in times of need. we are trying to get some more chemicals for more production."
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