NTPC Bongaigaon Commissions 2 Electrostatic Disinfectant Spray Machines to Fight COVID-19

New Delhi/Bongaigaon, 10 June 2021: NTPC Bongaigaon continuously is working towards fighting COVID 19 and also ensuring that the environment remains free from germs and other harmful microorganisms. In this regard, two numbers of Electrostatic disinfectant spray machines of 12 lts capacity were put into service at NTPC Bongaigaon on 19th May,2021. These machines are manufactured and supplied by BHEL based on an innovative technology designed and developed by CSIR-CSIO.

Electrostatic Disinfection Machine is developed based on the electrostatic principle. It produces uniform and fine spray droplets of disinfectants in the size range of 10-20 micrometre to kill microorganisms and viruses. Due to the small size of droplets, the surface area of spray droplets increases thereby enhancing the interaction with harmful microorganisms and coronavirus. The machine uses very less disinfection material as compared to conventional methods, which helps to save natural resources with negligible increase of chemical waste in the environment. Charged droplets emitted from the disinfection machine can cover the directly exposed and obscured surfaces uniformly with increased efficiency and efficacy and the disinfectant reaches to any hidden areas of the target, where there is a maximum possibility to find the viruses.

The above machines were commissioned today at plant premises in presence of Shri Ramakanta Panda, GM (Maintenance), Shri Amitabh Sutradhar, DGM (C&M), Shri Rajendran R, Sr. Manager (Electrical Maintenance), Shri Monojit Mandal, Sr Manager, Ash Handling.

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