Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia develops the disinfectant gate. The innovation was developed to prevent the coronavirus which currently becomes a pandemic. The disinfectant gate is a collaboration product from the lecturers of FPTK (The Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education) and FPMIPA (The Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education). This disinfectant gate will be installed in four entrances of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.
According to the lecturer of the Architecture Education study program, Dr. Eng Beta Paramita, S.T., M.T., the gate works by spraying disinfectant liquid to the incoming vehicles. The frame of this disinfectant gate made from iron with a height of 2.1 meters and a width of 3.2 meters.
“The disinfectants we use are distilled water, then peroxides and alcohol, thus it becomes serious disinfectants that meet the standards we use according to WHO recommendations.” Said Dr. Eng Beta Paramita, S.T., M.T when contacted via Video Call by the Caraka Muda team from the UPI Public Relations Office, 31 March 2020.
This innovation also involves the lecturer from the Chemistry Education study program, Fitri Khoerunnisa S.Pd., M.Si., Ph.D., as a disinfectant fluid developer. Referring to the standard set by WHO, Beta states that the disinfectant material used is hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and Naltrium hypochlorite (NaHOCl) as an anti-microbial substance with water as its solvent.
Besides making disinfectant gates, Dr. Eng Beta Paramita, S.T., M.T, and her team also made a portable sink for the community around the UPI campus who are still active outside.
“Maybe for the people who can’t work at home, at least this tool can help them to be and feel more secure,” she said. With the launch of this innovation, Beta hopes to provide a sense of security for people who cannot work at home. (SM)