India oxygen crisis: IIT Bombay converts nitrogen plant into oxygen generator


To help support the ongoing oxygen shortage in India, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has converted a nitrogen plant setup into an oxygen generator.

Sharing the news on Thursday (29th April), IIT said the converted unit can produce oxygen suitable for Covid-related needs across India’s health care sector.

Initial tests have shown promising results. According to a statement, oxygen production could be achieved at 3.5 atm pressure, with a purity level of 93-96%.

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