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Startup in Bengal develops a tool to provide oxygen from water

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Startup in Bengal develops a device to produce oxygen from water

By PTI

KOLKATA: A startup in West Bengal has come out with a tool that produces oxygen from water simply by urgent of a change, the founders of the know-how claimed.

‘OM Redox’, the gadget developed by Solaire Initiatives Pvt Ltd, which is incubated within the Webel-BCC&I Tech Incubation Centre right here, offers pure oxygen from water, they mentioned.

The machine is nothing however a “deep science innovation that generates oxygen which is 3.5 instances purer than that one usually will get from a concentrator”, the startup enterprise’s cofounders Dr Soumyajit Roy and his spouse Dr Pei Liang claimed on Thursday.

The gadget was chosen by the Department of Biotechnology for showcasing and launch on its tenth basis day and on the 1st Bio-Tech Expo 2022.

“Pressure swing adsorption methodology for manufacturing of oxygen works with the liquefaction of air, whereas concentrator operates via focus of air by a compressor after which passing it via a catalyst.

“In these two processes, oxygen is generated from the air. Ours is an alternative technology,”” mentioned Roy, the professor of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata. He mentioned their innovation known as pneumatically coupled water oxidation by electrocatalytic response (Power) by which the life-saving gasoline is produced from water.

The machine was among the many merchandise that had been featured in a e-book launched by Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh commemorating 75 years of Independence.

““This technology is patented, and approved by World Health Organization and European Conformity,”” he claimed, including that the scientist couple is in dialogue with varied organisations for licensing the gadget and manufacturing and advertising and marketing of it.

“The product is a sleek white pinewood box, weighing 8 kg, which provides oxygen just on pressing a switch and runs with electricity and also with a battery back-up of 3.5 hours,” mentioned Pei Liang, a bachelor of drugs from a Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.

“The device can be made handy and scaled up,” she mentioned at a programme organised collectively by West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited (Webel) and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“”We are actively considering the proposal for manufacturing and marketing of the device that produces oxygen. We are positive about the technology and impressed with its simplicity of it. A girl or boy can operate the device.”

“Given the progress that the startup has made, commercialisation of the device is expected in the next three months,”” West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited (Webel) Managing Director Sunrita Hazra mentioned.

The incubation centre, a joint initiative of Webel and Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, incubated round 54 firms in the previous few years, together with round 18 entities that are going via the method at current, Kalyan Kar the mentor of the unit mentioned.

“Of the companies which completed the incubation process, 10-12 reached the commercial state,” he mentioned, including that a number of firms have approached the centre from tier II and III cities of the state and the participation of ladies entrepreneurs can also be important.