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Oxygen crisis: IIT-Bombay shows the way, converts nitrogen generator into oxygen generator

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, April 29

The Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT) Bombay has provide you with a inventive and ingenious resolution to addressing the scarcity of medical oxygen for the remedy of COVID-19 sufferers within the nation. 

The pilot undertaking which has been examined efficiently depends on a easy technological hack: conversion of PSA (Strain Swing Adsorption) Nitrogen Unit to PSA Oxygen Unit!, in response to the Training Ministry

Preliminary assessments finished at IIT Bombay have proven promising outcomes.

Oxygen manufacturing may very well be achieved at 3.5 atm stress, with a purity degree of 93% – 96 %. This gaseous oxygen will be utilised for COVID-related wants throughout current hospitals and upcoming COVID-19 particular services by offering a steady provide of oxygen, it stated.

“It has been finished by fine-tuning the present Nitrogen Plant setup and altering the molecular sieves from Carbon to Zeolite,” says Prof Milind Atrey, Dean (R&D), IIT Bombay, who led the undertaking.

“Such nitrogen crops, which take air from the ambiance as uncooked materials, can be found in varied industrial crops throughout India. Subsequently, every of them may doubtlessly be transformed into an oxygen generator, thus serving to us tide over the present public well being emergency,” he added.

The pilot undertaking is a collaborative effort between IIT Bombay, Tata Consulting Engineers and Spantech Engineers, Mumbai, who cope with PSA Nitrogen & Oxygen plant manufacturing.

A PSA Nitrogen plant within the Refrigeration and Cryogenics Laboratory of IIT 

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