COVID-19: Kumasi High School Teacher Invents Disinfection Chamber

A Disinfection Chamber developed by Samuel Olatunde Quarm, a Physics teacher at Kumasi High School

It appears a lot more Ghanaians are giving meaning to the adage ‘Necessity is the mother of inventions’ during this COVID-19 pandemic.

From manufacturing the ‘Solar Wash’ to facilitate hand-washing and the production of a ventilator, a Physics teacher at the Kumasi High School in the Ashanti region has designed what he calls a Disinfection Chamber that cleanses the entire body including shirts.

32-year-old Samuel Olatunde Quarm graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a first-class in Physics in 2015.

He is now a physics teacher at the Kumasi High School.

Samuel says he has been working on a number of inventions but during the period of the partial lockdown, he decided to develop a device to help curtail the spread of COVID-19, which he calls Quarm Disinfection Chamber.

The Quarm Disinfection Chamber

He says the Disinfection Chamber uses accepted standards of disinfectants that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The device has been designed to either use electricity or solar.

Instead of using hand sanitizers and the hand-washing model which have been recommended by health experts in preventing the spread of the disease, the inventor of the Quarm Disinfection Chamber believes his product is an upgrade since it disinfects the hands and parts the body including shirts within three seconds.

The inventor believes the product, yet to go through certification by the Ghana Standards Authority, offers better protection against the disease than hand-washing.

Following the lifting of the partial lockdown, Samuel believes the device could be used at all public places to disinfect all persons.

He says even after COVID-19, the product can be used at various health facilities especially at infectious disease units to disinfect health workers after entering or treating an infectious person.

Samuel Quarm says he is looking forward to getting the Ghana Standards Authority to certify the product.

He also wants government and other groups to partner and support him with funding to scale up operations.

See Also:

Scientists At KNUST Develop Test Kits For COVID-19

Kumasi Technical University Invents Foot-Operated Handwashing Machine

Coronavirus: Ghanaian Invents Machine That Ensures Effective Handwashing

source: CNR

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