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Friday, 03 July 2020

Organic disinfectant booth focus of engineering outreach

A low-cost spraying booth, which could be used for disinfection spraying of high traffic areas such as taxi ranks, is the focus of an investigation by the Energy Institute’s Prof Mohamed Tariq Kahn.

The project is one of several currently underway at CPUT in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kahn, the Director of the Energy Institute, said the investigation centred around the use of organic disinfectant as opposed to bleach-based booths, which have proven to be hazardous to users and the environment.

He said the unit would have to be quickly deployed and reproducible without major cost.

Kahn has already produced a basic version of the booth.

The Research Chair of Energy at CPUT is currently also organising an energy research innovation event with Initiate! which forms part of the prestigious and well attended African Utility Week programme.

Written by Ilse Fredericks


Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.