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COVID-19: IIT Hyderabad Develops Their Own Hand Sanitiser

COVID-19: IIT Hyderabad Develops Their Own Hand Sanitiser

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COVID-19: IIT Hyderabad Develops Their Own Hand Sanitiser

IIT Hyderabad researchers have developed their own hand sanitiser, in check with the standards recommended by WHO and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the IIT Hyderabad Community.

According to the press release, around 10 litres of this hand sanitiser have already been taken to use in the campus for the students, staff and faculty at different locations in the institute. This was done to promote its use in the current coronavirus outbreak situation.

The sanitiser has been developed by Dr. Shivakalyani Adepu, former research scholar at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad along with Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad.

The composition of this hand sanitiser is 70 percent isopropanol with glycerol, polypropylene glycol to increase the viscosity and reduce the volatility so that it stays on skin to allow action, as well as lemongrass oil for antimicrobial activity and therapeutic aroma. The 70 percent IPA solution penetrates the cell wall, coagulates all proteins, thus killing the microorganism.

The development of sanitiser was done in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been declared 'pandemic' by WHO.

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