UBU-UVC: Smart Germicidal Irradiation Machine given to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ubon Ratchathani Province


On 16 April 2020, Assistant Professor Dr. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha, President, Assistant Professor Dr. Adun Janyalertadun, Vice President for Administration, Associate Professor Dr. Chawalit Thinvongpituk, Vice President for Research, Innovations, and Academic Services together with the UBU research team and entrepreneurs who support the production of the UBU-UVC device visited Mr. Sarit Witoon, the Governor of Ubon Ratchathani Province at the Provincial Office. The purpose was to give the UBU-UVC: Smart Germicidal Irradiation Machine created by the UBU research team to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ubon Ratchathani Province as a device to eliminate or kill bacteria including the Covid-19 virus.

 

Dr. Anirut Suebsing, Assistant Director of Ubon Ratchathani University Science Park, reported that the machine contains high technological equipment that can effectively kill bacteria from the Covid-19 virus. Furthermore, the safety of users was heavily considered when developing the machine. For instance, the UVC generates an invisible light that helps users avoid direct exposure to the UVC light and Internet of Things (IoT) technology was used to remotely control the operation of the machine. As part of the first batch, only six units were initially produced and given to hospitals within Ubon Ratchathani Province and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ubon Ratchathani Province to help control the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. The UBU research team plans to develop more machines and distribute it to additional locations that may benefit from its operations.

 

On this occasion, Mr. Sarit Witoon expressed his appreciation and thanks to UBU and all individuals involved in this effort.

 

Interested organizations or individuals shall contact Dr. Anirut Suebsing, Ubon Ratchathani University Science Park via his mobile number: 097 992 9428 or email: anirut.s@ubu.ac.th

 

Revised and translated by: Jarinda Boonjan

Original (Thai) version by: Plern Wichaiwong

English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri

Photos by: Plern Wichaiwong