Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) researchers have proposed a way of designing surfaces for accelerating the evaporation of the residual droplets carrying Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, from surfaces.

Covid-19 can also transmit via droplets settled on surfaces of objects, often known as fomite transmission. On some surfaces such as glass, the virus can last up to four days and on plastic or stainless steel up to seven days.

 

 

IIT-B researchers design a surface that makes coronavirus evaporate faster

WHAT?

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) have designed a surface that can expedite the evaporation of residual droplets carrying Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, from surfaces.

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IIT-BOMBAY

HOW?

When a person infected with Covid-19 coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets containing the virus are released into the air. This is primarily how Covid-19 spreads. However, the disease can also transmit via droplets settled on surfaces of objects, often known as fomite transmission.

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Researchers from IIT-B — had in the past shown that the survival time of the Covid-19 virus was correlated to the drying time of a respiratory droplet on a non-porous surface along with a residual film left on it by the droplet.