Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions, a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles has entered into a transfer of technology agreement with Pune-based government research institute the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) to develop a nanotechnology-based disinfectant to combat the spread of Covid-19. The formulation is named as Kinetic Ananya, which is said to effectively disinfect all types of surfaces by neutralising microbes including viruses, bacteria and fungi.
As per the agreement, Kinetic Green will manufacture and market the nano-tech based disinfectant, Kinetic Ananya, which can kill any kind of virus including the Corona virus. The formulation has the ability to neutralise the outer protein of the virus and the silver nanoparticles have the ability to rupture the membrane of the virus, thereby making it ineffective.
Kinetic Ananya is a water-based, biodegradable formulation that is effective for 24 hours. The formulation adheres very effectively to fabric, plastic and metallic objects, and its toxicity to humans is negligible. The shelf life of the spray is said to be more than six months. The formulation is effective in disinfecting all types of surfaces and areas such as flooring, railings, large office and hospital spaces, chairs and tables, cars, medical instruments, elevator buttons, doorknobs, corridors, rooms, and even clothes.
The company says the new product is an extension to Kinetic Green’s recently launched electric spraying and fogging vehicle range. Kinetic Green says it will manufacture and market the new product through its large dealer network and various other channels. The product says it is extremely helpful for community sanitisation like malls, cinema halls, municipal corporations, corporate campuses, and facility management companies, school, colleges, universities, and hospitals. In addition to this this is also useful for domestic use including use as a hand sanitiser.
Sulajja Firodia Motwani, founder and CEO, Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions said, “We are proud to be associated with the reputed Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) to offer a nano-technology assisted formulation that has abilities to neutralise the virus when it comes in contact with this formulation layer.Kinetic Green Ananya is also an effort in that direction. This solution can be used in our already launched Kinetic e-foggers and e-spayers. Since the solution is water based and bio-degradable it goes very well with our philosophy”
Sangeeta Kale, professor of Physics and Dean of DIAT said, “It gives us immense pleasure to get associated with Kinetic Green, which aims to provide eco-friendly mobility solutions to masses. The solution Ananya has been developed by synthesising silver nanoparticles and drug molecule. Before making it official the properties of this material have been tested by two methods – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Infrared Spectroscopy. We are 100% confident in saying that this solution is effective as well as bio-degradable. Through this partnership with Kinetic Green, we are looking forward to be of benefit to maximum population with our eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.”
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