IIT Kanpur signed an MoU today in a virtual ceremony with Albot Technologies Pvt. Ltd. for the commercialisation of an advanced low-cost oxygen concentrator based on the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology.
While respiratory diseases are common in India, this is even more important as we are fighting COVID19. The importance of developing and commercialising such medical devices is critical to provide assistance for a sufficient supply of oxygen as and when needed. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is working on many initiatives to expedite the development of indigenous low-cost innovative medical devices with an aim to make India self-sufficient.
The developed technology includes a galvanic type oxygen sensor for oxygen purity along with temperature & humidity sensors, with an adjustable capacity of up to 10 LPM. It works at a flow rate of 10 LPM with an oxygen purity of 92% ± 3, which can be used for medical and personal use. The oxygen concentrator has been developed by a team led by Prof. J. Ramkumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with Mr Siddhanth Srivastava, Mr Jitendra Kumar, Dr Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Mr Rupendra Aryal and Mr Nitin Chaukhat.
Joined by Mr Akash Singh (Founder of Albot Technologies), Mr Manoj Srivastava (India Head, Albot Technologies), Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay (Professor In-Charge, Innovation & Incubation, IIT Kanpur), Prof. AR Harish (Dean R&D, IIT Kanpur) and Prof. J. Ramkumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering.