BITRI PRODUCES SANITISERS
09 Apr, 2020
BITRI through its Centre for Material Science has produced 110 litres of hand sanitisers. The sanitisers, which were donated to the Ministry of Education, Research Science and Technology, are alcohol and ethanol based.
Currently BITRI in collaboration with another partner, is working on logistics to produce 40 000 litres of sanitisers that will be donated to the Ministry of Health for building sanitation in this challenging times of COVID-19.
This necessity for this project was premised on expertise of health experts, who posit that, one of the most effective ways to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, is to disinfect highly touched surfaces. Because public health experts are not sure how long the contagious virus can live on surfaces, but say it could range from a few hours to a day or so, they recommend mass disinfection of surfaces that are commonly touched, such as in hospitals and other public spaces to kill the virus and other germs.
Across the world, disinfection teams are disinfecting public buildings, markets, airports, and public roads from trucks, guns, drones, and robots. BITRI seeking the urgent need for sanitisers, has thus embarked on the intention for mass production of the 40 000 litres of sanitisers.