COVID-19: ABU team of engineers produce 4-in-1 sanitizing machine

COVID-19: ABU team of engineers produce 4-in-1 sanitizing machine

- ABU has come up with its own sanitizer, one that is automatic and can perform four different functions

- The school also constructed a ventilator with locally sourced materials, saying it is its contribution in the battle against Covid-19

- Dr Usman, the head of the engineers who built the sanitising machine, said that once the equipment senses human closeness, it dispenses water, soap, and air

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It is a great thing that Nigerians are contributing to the battle against coronavirus with their skill. A team of eight engineers from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has joined the pool of such people.

PRNigeria reports that the team constructed an automatic 4-in-1 sanitising machine and one ventilator to add to the country’s medical equipment.

The engineers who made it possible are Dr. Kaisan Muhammad Usman, Dr. Kabir Ahmad, Dr. Yusuf Sule Dambatta, Engr. Yau Mukhtar and Nasiru Abdullahi Tanko.

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Others are Engr. Inusa Zubairu, Engr. Auwal Dayyabu, Engr. Abdulrazaq, and Engr. Abdullahi Abubakar.

Dr Usman, the team’s leader said that the main aim of the projects is to contribute to the nation’s effort in managing the pandemic.

The sanitiser performs four different functions. Photo source: PRNigeria

The sanitiser performs four different functions. Photo source: PRNigeria
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He added that though the idea of the projects was conceived by the engineers, they were designed at the Equipment Maintenance and Development Centre of the institution.

“Once it senses human being, it prepares its mind through a user-friendly display system. It then follow a sequential discharge array. The machine dispenses septic soap, then water. After that, it sends air for drying thereafter and finally dispenses sanitizer,” he explained how the sanitizer works.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Jerry Mallo, the Nigerian man who created the first carbon fibre sports car in 2019, built a state-of-the-art ventilator as a solution to the scarcity of the equipment in the country.

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It should be noted that the machine is still undergoing some technical upgrades so as to meet the world's standard of production.

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When showcasing the machine, the creator said building it is necessary as there is a strong need for a kind of ventilator that is accessible and cheap.

He said that African countries have been facing the serious need to get one that is affordable in order to powerfully combat the pandemic.

In other news, an institution in the United States, Princeton University, chose its first black valedictorian in the school 274-year history for Princeton’s Class of 2020.

Nicholas Johnson who was named for the position is a Canadian student who studied in operations research and financial engineering.

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