The oxygen shortage during the second wave and the unavailability of oxygen cylinders or concentrators have wreaked havoc for many and made the innovators and engineers look for alternatives and work on path-breaking creations from daily life.
These devices could help people breathe easily without an actual concentrator which is in total demand and also expensive for the pocket. The engineering minds of Lord's Institue of Engineering and Technology have developed a dual usage oxygen concentrator created from a water purifier. The product designed from a water purifier will take the air from the atmosphere, compress and pass it through silica gel, reduce unwanted temperature rise, and remove moisture. Then, the air is passed through Zeolite pellets, blocking Nitrogen air and passing oxygen to the person.
The device will ensure people don't breathe dry oxygen which is responsible for dry cough, by treating it with water and passing it through a humidifier to eliminate excess moisture. The total cost of this device is around 20,000 is quite affordable and portable when compared to the typical one. Devices will be the game-changer for people when the third wave arrives, which could cause issues like a shortage of the concentrator, and that's where this device will help people breathe. Toussef Ahmed, VC of the college, is keen on making this pocket-friendly device to save the lives of people.