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A project log for UV Sanitizing Autonomous Robot

Cost-effective robotic solution for surface sanitization in home

Guillermo Perez GuillenGuillermo Perez Guillen 08/25/2021 at 17:010 Comments

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVGI is used in a variety of applications, such as food, air, and water purification. The effectiveness of germicidal UV depends on the length of time a microorganism is exposed to UV, the intensity and wavelength of the UV radiation, the presence of particles that can protect the microorganisms from UV, and a microorganism's ability to withstand UV during its exposure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_germicidal_irradiation

Recent studies have shown that UV short-wave radiation is capable of eliminating COVID-19, MERS, and SARS viruses at the hospital level, thus improving the cleanliness of the intensive care area, general medicine rooms and individual rooms.

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The price of the hardware components for this project is approximately $ 250 USD. This is a good design that can serve as a model to calculate the price of a larger device or with more lamps or with a reflector.

In the international market, What is the price of these robots?

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