CSIR-CMERI transfers COVID related technologies for commercial production

Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur, transferred technologies related to COVID-19 to three private-sector enterprises.

By India Science Wire
Published: Wednesday 24 March 2021

The Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, has transferred its technologies related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to Sai Enviro Engineers Pvt Ltd (SEEPL), Tamil Nadu; Zen Medical Technologies Pvt Ltd,Telangana and Trinity Microsystems Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

CMERI is a constituent laboratory of India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The technologies transferred included an integrated municipal solid waste disposal system in modular form, an oxygen-enrichment unit and an intelligent UVC-LED sterilizer unit

Harish Hirani, director, CSIR-CMERI said:

There has been a substantial recurrence of the COVID-19 menace in recent times. At the same time, there is an urgent need to strengthen the Indian economy through a multi-pronged strategy. 

CMERI developed the waste disposal system, depending on the requirement of the end user. The different modules of technology transfer comprised the separation of a solid component from liquid waste, utilizing screw-based press, regenerative hot air-drying system from hot flue gas of pyrolysis plant, briquetting machine, composting of separated solid.

The lab has transferred five modules of technology to Sai Enviro Engineers Pvt Ltd for utilization of solid components of liquid waste from sewage treatment plant/effluent treatment plant. 

The oxygen enrichment unit concentrates oxygen from air around us by selectively removing nitrogen to supply oxygen-enriched air. The concentrated oxygen is delivered to patients with breathing-related problems through an oxygen mask or nasal cannula to improve oxygenation of blood.

The device may be used in homes or hospitals for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), chronic hypoxemia and pulmonary edema. It may also be used as an adjunct treatment for severe sleep apnea (in conjunction with a continuous positive airway pressure unit).

The UVC-LED-based disinfection technology is designed to sterilize germs. The design facilitates wireless and sensor-based operation. (India Science Wire)

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