Mini storage system for vaccines/medicines in rural India using renewable energy resourceTctd@1232020-01-29T06:24:32+00:00
Mini storage system for vaccines/medicines in rural India using renewable energy resource
PI: Prof. Asim Tewari, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Co-PI: Prof. P Kumaresan, Department of Aerospace Engineering
The proposed solution is a portable renewable energy powered mini storage system which is lightweight and can be carried by health technicians easily in their bag-pack. This mini storage system will have a temperature feedback control mechanism. It will also generate warnings if the temperature goes below the prescribed temperature range for that particular vaccine/medicine. This will help users to identify whether the vaccine has crossed its usage limits. This system will be renewable energy powered (wind or water) so that operation will not be dependent on electricity supply. This power generation system will weigh less than a kilogram, hence portable. It will have its own battery backup also which will be sufficient during the times when renewable energy is not enough for powering. The team has decided to utilize wind /hydro energy because the solar potential in remotely located villages of north and north east India is very low.