Motivation

Masks, gloves and other small protective equipments are usually disposable for hygienic reasons. Yet, in crisis situations like the one we are experiencing with critical shortage or in a future more responsible world, recycling them make much more sense.

Background

UVC disinfection is very effective in deactivating even the most resistant viruses. We make use of this property to built a safe case where 8 UVC tubes, specifically designed by Phillips for disinfection, makes it possible to achieve the required dose for deactivating viruses, especially the coronavirus, in less than a minute (99%). A regulation circuit with very low thermal inertia adds a safe high temperature treatment.

Operation

The UVC_safecase is housed in a safe case with automated operation. The disinfection process starts when the case is close and only when it is close. It automatically stops when finished or when the case is opened. The timer warns the user of the end of the process.

Built With

  • case
  • pid
  • timer
  • tubes
  • uvc
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