TEZPUR: Oxygen enriched air (pure oxygen in atmosphere) is in growing demand due to burning of fossil fuel which converts oxygen into carbon dioxide and causes not only global warming but also respiratory syndrome ailments affecting human health. Tezpur University researchers may have found a solution to this problem.
Prof. Partha Pratim Sahu and Jagat Das, Research Scholar of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, have made a portable pollution-free set up of high oxygen generation from water to serve the need for oxygen. Besides, the application may help facilitating oxygen to needy patients especially during this Covid-19 pandemic times.
"This initiative is part of 'Make in India' movement and we are happy to share that in addition to being low cost, it will provide oxygen without taking oxygen from air for different applications such as medical and industry use to a good extent," Prof. Sahu explained. He also informed the filing of the patent of this work.
"The oxygen generation set up here is specially designed to produce high pure oxygen very quickly with high pressure from water splitting using electrolysis to cater to the need without any break," Jagat Das said, who has designed the application under the supervision of Prof Sahu explained further. "We are awaiting clinical trials so that further improvement can be done to the system to support serious oxygen shortage in patients due to COVID," Prof. Sahu further added.