ozone Current Affairs - 2020

“Ultra Swachh” Booth developed by DRDO to disinfect PPEs

The Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) developed a disinfection unit called Ultra Swachh. The unit is used to disinfect articles such as electronic items, Personal Protective Equipment, fabrics, etc. About the unit The Unit uses an advanced oxidative process called Ozonated Space Technology to disinfect the items. The device also uses Ozone Sealant Technology that Read More…

Two new products to enable COVID-19 disinfection process introduced by DRDO

The unit has been developed by Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety by using its expertise in mist technology used to suppress fire. The unit uses water mist aerator technology to spray sanitizer while entering public places. There are no contacts between the user and the unit throughout its operation. Working The unit uses Read More…

Phase Out of Ozone Depleting Chemicals achieved by India

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (EFoCC) recently announced that India has achieved the complete phase out of ozone depleting Hydro Chloro Fluoro Carbons (HCFC). The achievement has its route to the Montreal Protocol Highlights In order to move towards environment friendly technologies, the Ministry of EFoCC prohibited import of HCFC-141b. The order was Read More…

China continues to use Banned Ozone-Depleting CFC: Study

According to a recent research published in journal Nature, China continues to use the banned ozone depleting chemical called CFC-11 in violation of Montreal Protocol. Key Findings of Report Despite being a signatory to Montreal Protocol, and agreeing to phase out the production of harmful CFC-11 in 2010, China continues to emit ozone depleting CFC-11 Read More…

South Asian Nitrogen Hub

The British government has announced a research project, South Asian Nitrogen Hub to study nitrogen pollution in India and South Asia. The project led by UK’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology will partner with 50 organisations from the UK and South Asia. The Indian Institutions partnering the study are: National Institute of Oceanography Guru Gobind Singh Read More…