In the midst of the pandemic that plagues humanity, there are different scientific and research groups that are conducting experiments and projects in order to help the community and expand the knowledge that exists so far about the SARS-CoV2 virus.
One of these projects is theAntiCOV19 Camerawhich is being built between a group of physicists, doctors and engineers from CES and Eafit universities and the scientific company Tezio. The project seeks, through ultraviolet radiation, the disinfection of people's clothing, specifically in health personnel, through a camera.
Studies have shown that with a wavelength of ultraviolet light between 207-220 nm (nanometers), viral inactivation can be done without affecting the cells or corneas of people who are exposed to these waves.
“The AntiCOV19 Chamber is a cylindrical space with a series of lamps with a wavelength between 207-220 nm in which people can enter and make the light inactivate the viruses that are on the surface of clothing”Commented Uriel Palacios Barahona, professor at the CES University School of Medicine and member of the project team.
The structure of the chamber would be 2.40 meters (meters) high and more or less 6.60 meters wide, the execution of the project would cost about $ 300,000,000 million and it is expected that when it is ready it will be used first in clinics to support staff of health and later they would settle in places of great influx of people such as universities, shopping centers, among others.
The project is just in the development phase, it requires special lamps that have been difficult to obtain in Colombia due to the pandemic. In addition, the Colombian regulations regarding safety and effectiveness must be complied with, so the respective tests must be carried out for the Invima registry.