Shortage of oxygen has been caused due to the second wave of coronavirus in many parts of the nation. Bearing the situation in mind, a Hyderabad-based startup called “The Phi factory” is aiming to save people’s lives through their portable oxygenerators.
The Co-founder of The Phi Factory, Prveen Gorakavi said, “Vayuputra has been developed with an objective to support the COVID-19 patients who are under home isolation, with emergency oxygen supply at a low capital expenditure. During home isolation, in case a patient’s oxygen saturation level drops, he or she is then admitted to the nearest hospital. But during this transit, many people are losing their lives due to the lack of oxygen. This situation can be avoidable.”
He mentioned the expensive nature of oxygen cylinders and concentrators and how they cannot be afforded by people. He said that this product that is going to be developed should be economical as well as life-saving. Talking about the oxygenerator, he revealed that the oxygenerator would take around 20 litres of hydrogen peroxide to produce enough oxygen that can last for 12 hours.
He further explained its functioning and said that it used 50% concentrated hydrogen peroxide. And one litre of it can produce 240 litres of oxygen and that much amount can last for 24 minutes.
Ever since he has posted about it on their social media pages. They have been receiving requests from all parts of the country for the product. He said they have received about 45,000 requests from different individuals.
About the price, he said that it would be around Rs. 2,500 and along with oxygenerator, 10 two-litre bottles of hydrogen peroxide would be given.