Aditya Pachpande student of Grade 9 presents a super easy solution Do it Yourself (DIY) UVC Light Sterilization Box to decontaminate and sterilize your vegetables, groceries, and other essential items at very Economic prize!!!!
The global pandemic of Covid19 has brought in a lot of hardships for human lives and has definitely disrupted the day to day lives of the entire population. One such hardship that we have been currently facing in our household is ‘How to Sterilize the vegetables, groceries, parcels, that we purchase from outside?’
Well, our household warriors have been using various methods to sterilize the veggies and groceries like exposing them under sunlight, or washing them with soap/baking soda/potassium permanganate or using sanitizers; however, these methods are not completely hygienic and have got their own drawbacks. These are very tedious, time-consuming and there is a lot of wastage of water and other chemicals.
As a responsible citizen and a young innovator, I, Aditya Pachpande student of Grade 9 ( Indus International School,Pune) have designed a well-thought-out solution that can be utilized by household members to sterilize any items that we buy from outside. Extreme times have always led human beings to be creative and innovative and come out with unique solutions. Here I present a Do it Yourself (DIY) UVC Light Sterilization Box; an easy sterilization method developed from regular materials that you can build a home during the lockdown at very Economic prize !! This is inspired by using nature’s natural disinfectant: ultraviolet light.
UVC light is commonly used for sterilization in various water filters, hospitals and factories.
In the video, I have demonstrated how I have build a sterilization box with UVC light inserted in it, basic household materials required to build it, and what is the benefit of using it. All you have to do is place the items in the box and switch on the UVC light for 4 to 5 minutes. This can also be used for wallets, currency, mobiles, masks, newspapers, gloves, etc.
Precaution/Warning/Disclaimer: Don’t expose your skin or eyes to a lit-up UVC Light, please cover the box completely before switching on the light. UVC has a shorter wavelength of 200 to 280 nm and has a strong germicidal effect.
To use the box, all you have to do is place the items that you want to sterilize inside the box. You can decontaminate and disinfect items like vegetables, groceries, wallets, currency, mobiles, newspapers, parcels, letters, pens, watches, etc. Try to not stack the items to make it more effective and keep items apart from each other. Then close the box and turn it on. We recommend you keep it on for 4 to 5 minutes (depending on the size of the box, wattage and number of UVC tubes). For better performance you can turn over the items and repeat the process.
Aditya Pachpande is a child prodigy, an entrepreneur and an innovator, who while still a student of grade 9, is a force to reckon with in the field of education and innovation. His invention “Suraksha Box”- a DIY UVC Sanitiser Box that disinfects everyday items without using chemicals and detergents - is getting rave reviews from the scientific community, including getting a Govt of India MC&I) Patent Published. His social venture NextGeninnov8 foundation is distributing these kits to the poor and needy and is helping in not only protecting people but also preventing the spread of viruses.
A winner of multiple awards and the youngest ever student to complete three summer academies at Harvard and an entrepreneurship course at Babson, Aditya has an MOU with Harvard for bringing Summer Business Academy Program to India. He has appeared as a young international keynote speaker at several international education and innovation summits. Aditya was the youngest speaker at IYLIF Singapore 2018, BECon IIT Delhi 2019, WIEF, DialogueIndia Dubai, ASSOCHAM, AWS IMAGINE 2019 at Seattle, 5th ET Global Business Summit, and FOL 2020 at IIM Banglore.
The mission of his startup NextGeninnov8 is to set up innovation clubs in every possible school in the world and their vision is to promote and teach creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to children all around the world to prepare them for a secure and bright future.