The administration of indigenous transportation firm, S.O. Frimpong Transportation Corporation (Tender) has partnered the College of Ghana (UG) to use chlorine disinfectant to fight in opposition to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
This will come in a kind of partnership with the Office of Biochemistry, Mobile and Molecular Biology at the School of Biological Sciences.
A Senior Technologist at the Section of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Biological Sciences, Nicholas Sowah said the partnership between the office and Gentle depicts a robust collaboration in between academia and marketplace.
Talking at the unveiling of the innovation, he explained even though chlorine is a perfectly-identified disinfectant, it has broadly been underutilised for industrial use in Ghana.
“Companies have a tendency to embrace the use of liquor and ethanol for disinfection and sanitizing which is fairly an high-priced alternative, as opposed to the use of chlorine solution”, he described.
Chlorine kills pathogens these kinds of as germs and viruses by breaking the chemical bonds in their molecules.
Chlorine compounds can exchange atoms with other compounds, this kind of as enzymes in germs and other cells.
When enzymes appear in speak to with chlorine, just one or far more of the hydrogen atoms in the molecule are changed. This results in the whole molecule to transform form and quickly die.
Chlorine alternative is consequently a solution for disinfecting households, premises, autos, and enclosed spaces.
For a enterprise like Delicate, relying on the innovation of utilizing chlorine disinfectant in the combat towards the COVID-19 is the ideal selection.
The Division observed, “it’s price-usefulness for a enterprise that have quite a few fleets of cars to disinfect in this COVID-19 season.
Instructively, the Division ready a a few per cent chlorine into 1,500 litres of h2o to variety a 3 for every cent chlorine remedy for the firm.
“It is worth to point out that the resolution is environmentally helpful, not unsafe to human beings and animals. It was well prepared by way of laboratory protection criteria and procedures”, a assertion from the section indicated.
The alternative which is stored in a secured polytank is anticipated to last for far more than 6 months, depending on the frequency of use. Without having contamination, its efficacy to fight pathogens by no means lowers.
“In the polytank, it would be fetched into spraying cans and utilized for disinfection purposes” Mr Sowah observed.
The collaboration in accordance to the Biochemistry Section, is the 1st formal partnership involving it and an firm outside the house academia.
“We’ve been undertaking this for other folks but this is the initially industrial entity we are planning this answer for and we hope to have other firms on board to use this process in the struggle from the coronavirus” Mr Sowah disclosed.
Main Govt Officer of Smooth, Randolph Obeng Frimpong claimed the company’s fleet of busses, trailers, tankers and workplaces could be exposed to the COVID-19, therefore, management’s choice to act promptly to introduce chlorine in the fight from the virus.
“Our busses at any given time load travellers to and from their different places, the drivers occur in get in touch with with a variety of folks and that poses opportunity menace to all employees of our organization.
“We imagined about the threats and we made a decision to partner with UG’s Department of Biochemistry to introduce this sustainable process of disinfecting our busses and premises as perfectly.
“This partnership will go a prolonged way to fortify the partnership concerning academia and marketplace and we hope to have far more fruitful collaborations with the College,” Mr Obeng Frimpong pointed out.