School of Engineering and Technology Walailak University congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Prachid Samolee Lecturer of the Bachelor of Engineering Program in Petrochemical and Polymers at research “Anti-exposure rubber cups reduce the likelihood of interpersonal transmission of germs” was published on the National Science Museum’s YouTube channel: MOST science Channel.
During the epidemic situation of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 continues to spread and is at an untrustworthy level. Many agencies, both government and private sectors, are mobilizing to research, create innovations, inventions, use them to solve problems and prevent the spread of the virus. Walailak University It is another agency that conducts research both to create a body of knowledge and research to solve problems for people. There are many works that can generate income. Create added value with concrete results
Assistant Professor Dr. Prachid Samolee Lecturer in Petrochemical and Polymers Department which has expertise in Rubber Technology, etc. He and his research team studied the data of the Department of Medical Sciences. stated that the COVID-19 virus If it gets stuck on a table, doorknob or faucet, it can last 7-8 hours, and hands, which are important organs that need to be touched, are more prone to infection. and from the lessons of disease investigation Case study of the factory at Bang Khun Thian Many male workers are infected with Covid-19, despite the fact that the male proportion is less than the female proportion. In conclusion, they are stuck next to each other in the men’s restroom. because when going to swab Found Covid-19 at the faucet, knob, toilet flush due to the risk of exposure to these germs Therefore, a device to prevent infection from touching the doorknob has been invented. To give users confidence in the material that can be touched. This personal protective equipment can be easily carried in accordance with the new normal lifestyle.
“The innovation will be personal protective equipment. which looks like a cup like a glass of water Made from natural rubber as the main component The advantage of the production of natural rubber is that the rubber is highly flexible. good adhesion Can hold and have friction that can turn the knob to rotate in the desired direction. It also has high tensile and tear resistance. It has good resistance to contact with water and 70 percent ethyl alcohol. It can be washed and disinfected with alcohol,” said Assistant Professor Dr. Prachid.
In addition, Assistant Professor Dr. Prachid also stated that The shape design of this rubber cup is easy to use. It is compact and easy to carry. The inside has been designed with a convex tab to firmly grip the knob’s surface. No slipping during use Can control the direction of rotation conveniently and accurately. The use of this rubber cup can be used for knobs that are spherical, oval in shape, such as doorknobs, window knobs, faucet knobs, etc. This personal protective equipment can reduce exposure. thereby reducing the chances of spreading germs and preventing infection from entering the human body