Shillong, Sept. 24:
A team of innovators of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here has developed a book sanitisation machine to deal with COVID-19 infections through books, officials said on Thursday.
The book sanitising machine was invented by a team of innovators of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Basic Sciences and Social Sciences of NEHU, a Central university.
Dr. Aseem Sinha, one of the members of the product development team said, “This sanitising machine functions in an auto-controlled mode to sanitise all kinds of reading materials without causing any kind of damage to the material.”
Sinha said it is a composite machine using ultraviolet (UV) rays and heat technology to sanitise books.
He said the machine can sanitise up to 150 books in one cycle of about 45 minutes at a cost of 20 paise per book.
NEHU Vice-Chancellor Prof. S.K. Srivastava inaugurated the book sanitising machine at the central library of the university on Wednesday.