Low-cost, portable UV-C PPE Sterilization System


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2020-2021 Team
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Project Title
Low-cost, portable UV-C PPE Sterilization System
Design Challenge
Shortage of PPE continues to put healthcare workers around the world at risk of contracting and spreading disease, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. To mitigate this issue, hospitals and clinics have been exploring methods to sterilize and reuse PPE. Currently, these methods include disinfection via autoclave, or by spraying with ethanol or bleach. These methods can be ineffective or harm the functionality of the PPE. UVC irradiation has been shown to kill bacteria and viruses, and doesn't have a deleterious effect on the functionality of the PPE. We aim to design a low-cost, effective, UV-C system to decontaminate PPE for use in low-resource settings.
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Date Updated
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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  • Global Health Technologies
  • Bioengineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Dr. Andi Gobin
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • RICE 360
Team Type
Collaborative Capstone Design

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