‘Efforts have begun to switch nitrogen crops for the manufacturing of medical oxygen’
To sort out the COVID-19 scenario within the nation, the CPCB has recognized about 30 industries whose nitrogen crops might be modified for the manufacturing of medical oxygen. In a press release, the Setting Ministry on Saturday mentioned efforts had been underway to enhance availability of oxygen for medical functions, because the Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB) with the assistance of State Air pollution Management Boards (SPCBs), has recognized potential industries the place present nitrogen technology crops could also be spared for manufacturing of oxygen. “Session have been held with potential industrial items and specialists,” it mentioned.It mentioned the central authorities had requested the CPCB, which has complete database of business items, to determine the industries having spare nitrogen crops and discover the feasibility of changing present nitrogen crops to provide oxygen.”About 30 industries have been recognized, and efforts have begun to switch nitrogen crops for the manufacturing of medical oxygen. A few of these crops might be shifted to close by hospitals for supplying oxygen and a few crops, the place it isn’t possible to shift them, can produce oxygen on-site,” it mentioned.In line with ministry’s official assertion, M/s UPL Ltd transformed a 50 Nm3/hr capability nitrogen plant to provide oxygen utilizing Zeolite Molecular Sieve, and put in it at LG Rotary Hospital at Vapi (Gujarat). “This plant is producing zero.5 ton/day oxygen and is operational since April 27. UPL Ltd can be beneath the method of conversion of three extra crops. On conversion to oxygen crops, these crops might be put in at hospitals in Surat and Ankaleshwar,” it mentioned.Within the present nitrogen crops, changing Carbon Molecular Sieve (CMS) with Zeolite Molecular Sieve (ZMS) and few different modifications equivalent to set up of oxygen analyzer, change in management panel system and move valves and many others, oxygen for medical use might be produced, it mentioned.”With the supply ZMS, such modified plant might be set-up in Four-5 days whereas set up of recent oxygen plant could take minimal Three-Four weeks,” it mentioned.Oxygen produced at on-site crops needs to be compressed and crammed in cylinders/particular vessels utilizing excessive strain compressor for transporting to hospitals.Facilitation is being offered to those industries for completion of labor on the earliest, the ministry mentioned.