Chulalongkorn University Produces UV Sterilizer Box For Disinfecting Medical Devices and Equipment in Hospitals

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The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI)  has granted funds for the Center of Excellence on Petrochemical and Materials Technology (PETROMAT), Chulalongkorn University, to produce “Ultra We: UV Sterilizer Box” for hospitals. The boxes will be used to disinfect medical devices and equipment, with the first batch to the Rajavithi Hospital.

“Ultra We: UV Sterilizer Box” can effectively disinfect germs from various items, such as face masks and tools. The Ultra We: UV Sterilizer Box is a 20-liter container with two interior UVC tubes that can generate 26 microwatts per square centimeter and disinfect germs and viruses in 30 minutes. On the exterior is a power switch, a timer that has up to 90 minutes setting, and a safety system that controls the box to operate only when the lid is completely closed. The Ultra We box has been accredited by the Megafil Co., Ltd. for surface disinfection efficiency following AS 1807.23-2000 standards.

PETROMAT by Chulalongkorn University has cooperated with Asst. Dr. Maythee Saisriyoot and Asst. Prof. Dr. Chalida Niamnuy from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, and researchers from Silpakorn University and Suranaree University of Technology to produce the Ultra We – the UV Sterilizer Box.

On Friday, 17 April 2020, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hathaikarn Manuspiya, Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence on Petrochemical and Materials Technology (PETROMAT) delivered the Ultra We to Asst. Prof. Dr. Suphet. Tuipae, Assistant Director of Rajavithi Hospital, to show appreciation for the dedication and sacrifice of the medical staff.

Hospitals interested in receiving the Ultra We: UV Sterilizer Box may request for information from the Center of Excellence on Petrochemical and Materials Technology (PETROMAT) at 08-5366-8935 or e-mail: [email protected]