Adsorbent Shoe Pads: Eliminates Sweat and Foul Odor

This proposal presents a waste-derived reusable adsorbent pad that you can wear on your feet to eliminate the sweaty odor. The proposed odor removal patch includes mainly two layers namely the moisture-absorbing layer, and malodor removing layer/ freshening layer, wherein the moisture-absorbing layer is made of waste-derived cellulose fibers and malodor removing/freshening layer made of carbonized rice husk and citrus (e.g., lemon, orange, etc.) rind. The two layers adhered together using a glue material. Further, the patch incorporates an adhesive layer that helps in attaching to the interior of user’s shoe. Further, this adsorbent shoe pad consists of carbon-based Quantum Dots (QDs) which have surface functionalities and capable to kill bacteria and other microorganisms. The adsorbent pad will absorb the moisture, Volatile Organic Components (VOCs), microbes and eliminate skin infection. The use of natural flavonoids will provide refreshing natural essence to the feet. The proposed work will be developed into a prototype and tested for its adsorption-desorption cycle to ensure the reusability of the pads. This will help to contribute in sustainable economy and become a perfect product for smelly feet.


Meet the Team

  • Mr. Adhish Singh

    PhD. Scholar
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Ms. Tarandeep Kaur Bhatia

    Assistant Professor CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Mr. Ankit Rai Dogra

    Senior Research Fellow (SRF), Department of Applied Sciences (Physics)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Mohit Kapoor

    Assistant Professor
    CURIN Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. K. R Ramkumar

    Associate Professor
    CURIN, Chitkara University
  • Dr. Partha Khanra

    Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Sciences
    CURIN Chitkara University, Punjab


Contact Information

Adhish Singh
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Mobile – 7355227056