SteriCell: Surgical sterilization for disaster relief
Description: Natural disasters and violent conflict in low-income countries pose particular challenges for the sterilization of surgical instruments required for emergency medical procedures. SteriCell is a portable off-grid sterilization system that replaces large, heavy mains-powered hospital autoclaves that require plenty of clean water. A fuel cell is used to power the germicidal ultraviolet light that works in parallel with 10 ml of nano titanium dioxide power, an antimicrobial technology that crystallizes titanic iron ore into a nano liquid when exposed to ultraviolet light and is two times stronger than chlorine.
Designed by: Oliver Evans, S/IDSA, of Northumbria School of Design, Northumbria University