Portable Virus-Sniffing-Device Against Newly Emerging Viruses

Polluted indoor air has become a prime cause of increased morbidity and mortality due to infections and respiratory diseases. Most of the air purifiers in the market use HEPA technology which can filter particles larger than 0.3 microns. Normally, this expensive technology is used in conjunction with ionizer- or ozone-generating air purifiers that produce harmful by-products including ozone and other gases. Quantum dots are such an intelligent nanomaterial with comparable size, as viruses and its unique biological properties which make them a front runner candidate for the development of devices to sniff the virus, and kill it.

Our device COVAPUR-AIR is based on the easily scalable heteroatom doped quantum dots weaved on the Cu nanoparticles packed in cannonball type arrangement to capture the viruses. Our technology utilizes these weaved quantum dots along with cellulose filters that restrict particles of all sizes to pass through.

After long time, many countries are removing restrictions of lockdown and humans are now more exposed and get contaminated from COVID-19. Reducing the concentration of virus in crowded places such as public transport, hospitals, industries, offices, educational institutions, or in any function etc. is the topmost priority for any country.

COVAPUR-AIR is a well-designed device, and adaptable as per the user’s requirement, that would intercept, and kill the virus present in the air and provide pure, non-toxic air to breathe. The prototype will be tested for its efficiency and reusability based on the biological data. Our initial plan is to install 25 devices in the households of customers, including pregnant women, senior citizens, asthmatic patients, and other people with co-morbidities, including respiratory ailments.


Meet the Team

  • Adhish Singh

    Ph.D. scholar, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Mohit Kapoor

    Assistant Professor, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab


Contact Information

Adhish Singh
Email :- adhish.singh@chitkara.edu.in
Mobile – 7355227056