Facing the situation of acute respiratory infection caused by Corona virus and the scarcity of antibacterial hand sanitizer on the local market, An Giang University conducted a preparation of dry hand sanitizer to dispense for staff and students. This is a research product of the Department of Chemistry - Department of Pedagogy and Experimental Laboratory - Equipment Administration Department.
The ingredients of the dry hand cleanser include alcohol 70%, glycerin, gydrogen peroxide, itamin E and essential oils. Specially, the composition of essential oils is extracted from medicinal leaves by the University's teaching staff, which is both antibacterial and good for the respiratory tract. The manufacturing procedure is carried out in a laboratory with strict control over the use of ingredients and the stages of implementation.
According to Dr. Lam Thi My Linh - Head of the Department of Chemistry Department, this product would be able to disinfect up to 90% and create a moist layer to protect the skin thanks to the ingredients of Vitamin E and essential oils. The University is planning to produce 10,000 100-millilitre bottles and, based on the reality, will continue to produce to meet the needs of prevention and control of the Covid-19 virus in the near future.
In addition to producing hand sanitizers for teaching staff and students, the University also conducted disinfecting sprays in offices, classrooms, laboratories, dormitories and propagated disease prevention measures on the media.
Anh Thu – An Giang University Library
Translated by Le Do Thai