Pune: 14-Year-Old Designs Sanitiser Kit For Sterilisation Of Vegetables, Receives Patent
Aditya Pachpande received a letter from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute for his work, where they had stated that the sanitiser box can be recommended and applied for UV-C sterilization activities.
A 14-Year old young boy has designed and patented COVID-19 'Suraksha Kit' for protection against the coronavirus. The kit uses UV-C rays as a shield against the deadly virus.
A resident of Chinchwad, Aditya Pachpande is a class IX student of Indus International School. Aditya's role model is the business tycoon Elon Musk who is the chief designer of SpaceX. Inspired by the business magnate, Aditya has decided to carry on multiple things in his career.
Aditya received a letter from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute for his work, where they had stated that the sanitiser box can be recommended and applied for UV-C sterilization activities.
Aditya is also involved in giving out sanitiser boxes free of charge at various vegetable markets in the Dadar area of Mumbai. He claimed that his kit is responsible for solving one of the major issues faced by Indian households of disinfecting and cleaning the vegetables and grocery items. He also said that it was dangerous to use soaps or alcohol-based sanitisers on vegetables, and therefore he came up with this innovative idea.
"This idea came up during the pandemic… as to how to sterilise vegetables. So, I did my own research using UVC rays and how it can be used in a controlled environment to kill viruses and bacteria, and eventually came up with the UVC sanitiser box," Aditya told The Indian Express.
After the evaluation report from CSIR-CMERI, he plans to make 15,100 more such boxes and distribute them to the poor and needy.