Cegah COVID-19 dengan Palsma Ozone Sterilizer

The Industrial Engineering Community Service Team (TI), Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FTUB), provided assistance in the form of a Plasma Ozone Sterilizer (POS) Chamber to PT Karya Anak Bangsa, that is usually known as Gojek.

“This is a form of implementation of the collaboration between FTUB and Gojek which has been established since March 5, 2020,” said one team member, Suluh Elman Swara, S.T., M.T.

Gojek, as one of the companies that serves food/goods delivery and transportation services, is one of the tools to fulfill ones needs during the social distancing period during the pandemic.

Unfortunately, the increase in online shopping activities has also had a negative impact, especially for drivers who are often outside, interacting with various groups in various places.

These drivers could potentially become transmitters if they were not provided with a shield. Seeing this phenomenon, he continued, the team intends to break the chain of the covid-19 virus spreading.

“We put the equipment at the Malang Gojek office. That way it is hoped that at certain intervals the drivers can sterilize themselves and their devices,” Suluh explained.

The idea of ​​making this POS chamber, he continued, was the result of a team discussion with TI-UB business analyst, L. Tri Wijaya Nata Kusuma ST MT PhD and an expert on electronic phenomena, materials, simulations, and prototype design from Electrical Engineering UB Eka Maulana ST MT MEng.

In this activity, Suluh was also assisted by his colleagues DrEng Zefry Darmawan ST MT, Marudut Sirait ST MT, and Ir Raditya Ardianwiliandri ST MMT.

According to Suluh, this tool was the POS first form to be finished and used. From the results of discussions with the tool maker, Eka Maulana, this tool will be flexible and can be installed anywhere.

Plasma Ozone Sterilizer (POS) itself is a non-contact sterilizer with ozone generator and ultraviolet technology based on high voltage technology to kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other pathogens.

POS is placed in the chamber where the objects will be sterilized. The air around the object will be flowed and processed in POS to be ionized, then sterilized again with ultra violet.

Sterile air containing ozone is then blown back into the chamber to sterilize the objects in it.

Suluh also explained that according to Eka Maulana POS can be made according to needs. Can be shaped like an air conditioner, hand dryer, or chamber.

“Hopefully it can be made portable later, so it can be installed anywhere. Like when I use it in my car, and when I got off i can bring it home or into the office,” he concluded. (mic)