Coonoor couple develops anti-virus mask

PS Sundar A mask created by a Coonoor-based mostly couple is claimed to be a boon to the tea field. “The mask can be worn securely not only by the employeesin field, manufacturing facility or office environment but also by health care staff in the estate hospitals and clinics. It […]

A mask created by a Coonoor-based mostly couple is claimed to be a boon to the tea field.

“The mask can be worn securely not only by the employeesin field, manufacturing facility or office environment but also by health care staff in the estate hospitals and clinics. It will be safe even towards chemicals when workers spray in the field,” L Vairavan, Secretary, Nilgiri Acquired Leaf Tea Manufacturers’ Affiliation, told Business enterprise Line.

“We have established a higher-voltage firewall which can capture and eliminate all viruses, like Coronavirus, and the air inhaled as a result of the lively filter mask fitted onto a respirator,” claimed Ramakrishna Pillay, who alongside with his wife created the mask.

Pillay retains an M Tech diploma in electrical engineering from IIT, Delhi, and is a retired Colonel of Indian Military. He subsequently headed projects at Qualcom telecom organization in the US, which supplied products and solutions to MTNL, Delhi, and then turned a professor of personal computer science and electronics in Canada.

His wife Kanakalatha Rudrakoti is an engineer in electronics and conversation and Undertaking Manager of Agni missile at Defence Research and Progress Laboratory (DRDL) in Hyderabad.

“We have approached the Government of India for acceptance of this new mask as a machine to keep people today safe from the Coronavirus threat,” she stated.

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