Lecturers of Industrial Engineering Prevents the Spread of COVID-19 with Plasma Ozone Sterilizer Booth

Dosen Industri Cegah Penyebaran COVID-19 dengan menghibahkan Bilik Plasma Ozone SterilizerThe Industrial Engineering Service Team (TI), Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FTUB), provided assistance in the form of a Plasma Ozone Sterilizer (POS) Booth to partners of PT Karya Anak Bangsa, who is familiarly 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 of the 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 needs during the social distancing period in the pandemic.

Unfortunately, the increase in online shopping activities has also had a negative impact, especially for drivers / deliverers 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 distribution.

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

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

In this activity, Suluh was also assisted by his colleague, Dr.Eng. Zefry Darmawan, S.T., M.T, Marudut Sirait, S.T., M.T, and. Ir. Raditya Ardianwiliandri, S.T., M.MT.

According to Suluh, this tool was the 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 booth as a place for objects to be sterilized. The air around the object will be flowed processed in POS to be ionized, then sterilized with ultra violet.

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

Eka Maulana said that POS can be made according to your 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. After I put it in the car, as soon as I leave, I can move to the office or at home, ”he concluded. (mic / Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)