In 25 worst-affected cities of India, AIF (American India Foundation) is planning to set up oxygen plants in collaboration with Indian Biogas Association, Paytm, Foundation for Innovation and Research in Science and Technology and Acquafront Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
The Country Director of AIF said, “Working with installation and technical partners, the plants will bring a quick and long-term solution to the current oxygen crisis, reducing the dependence on liquid oxygen distribution channels, that are stretched beyond their limits.”
The CEO of the Foundation, Nishant Pandey said, “We needed to restructure our response to the resurgent Covid-19, to bring a sustainable solution to the oxygen shortage. The plants will fortify the oxygen supplies in the worst covid affected regions and prepare us for the looming peak in tier 2 and tier 3 cities in the coming weeks. They will be the first steps to making hospitals self-reliant in oxygen supply.”
The plants that are going to be set up will be based on PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) technology. It will deliver 90 percent + oxygen concentration and will only require the water and power from the hospitals.
Nishant also said, “Critical life-saving equipment like oxygen cylinder and concentrators are needed to save lives at the moment, but oxygen plants will bring in the readiness for any eventuality in the future.”