To reduce the risk of proliferation of Covid-19 and to promote basic hygiene, two students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee have made more than 150 liters (about 1500 bottles) of hand sanitizer. The specialty of this sanitizer is that it is an herbal-hand sanitizer. In addition, this hand sanitizer will be distributed free of cost on behalf of the start-up Heal-Agnostics Innovation Private Limited.
Herbal hand sanitizer is designed by Siddharth Sharma, a research scholar at the Center of Nanotechnology at IIT Roorkee and co-founder of Heal-Agnostics Innovation, and research scholar Vaibhav Jain from the Department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering. This work has been done under the aegis of Dr. Indranil Lahiri and Dr. Debarupa Lahiri, Professor of the Institute. Research scholar Siddharth Sharma said that it is composed of 80 percent isopropanol/ethanol.
It contains antibacterial, antifungal and flammable herbal ingredients. It also acts as an excellent moisturizer. Developed in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Maintaining basic hygiene is essential in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic. This product made in IIT Roorkee will prove useful for the whole society in promoting basic hygiene.