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COVID-19: Ahmadi youth, LAUTECH Don, others invent automated high-level disinfection system

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A member of the Ahmadi Muslim Youth Organization (Majlis Khuddamul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria), Monsoor Adeagbo, one professor from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and others have invented automated high-level disinfection system with a view to protecting people from contracting the deadly virus.

A team led by Professor Olatunde Oni from LAUTECH invented the automated disinfecting chamber and automated hand sanitizer dispenser which has the capacity of dispensing 20 liters of sanitizer.

The two anti-COVID-19 devices are powered with battery and solar.

Monsoor Adeagbo, who is a member of an Ahmadi Muslim Youth Organization and Academic Technologist in the Computer Engineering Department of the Institution designed the project circuit, programming, and construction.

The automated disinfecting chamber reads individuals’ temperatures, hence triggers a sanitizer spray unit to disinfect an individual passing through the chamber.

Oni who demonstrated the working of the devices to ‘Mouthpiece NGR’ said if the temperature reads above 37 degrees centigrade, the spray unit won’t be activated, indicating the individual is not fit to pass through the chamber, hence the person needs medical attention.

The automatic hand sanitizer and cubicle can be used in offices, schools, banks, and other public places. It can be produced in large quantities as its products are sourced locally.

The team, called team innovative, includes Monsoor Adeagbo, Prof. John Adedapo Ojo of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Dept., Prof Taiwo of Agricultural Engineering Dept. and Engineer Olaiya Abraham Olufolahan.

Describing the invention as phenomenal, Oni said the team has the capacity to produce not less than 50 units of each of the two devices weekly because all the materials are sourced locally and within reach.

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