At a time when COVID pandemic has created havoc globally, the Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) has developed two new technologies called “Disinfectant spray for surface application” and “Disinfectant spray for Vegetables and fruits.”
The alcohol based “Disinfectant Spray” is developed for surface applications containing botanical anti microbial which may be effective in prevention from various diseases caused by microbes, bacteria and virus. The formulation is volatile and evaporates quickly after disinfecting the surface and does not leave any stains, odor and residue, the IPFT said in a statement.
The Disinfectant Spray could be used to remove pesticide residues left over on the surface of fruits and vegetables. To make fruits and vegetables 100 percent safe for human consumption, the IPFT has also developed a water-based formulation. The decontamination procedure using the formulation is simple; vegetables or fruits are soaked in the diluted solution of this formulation for 15-20 minutes thereafter rinsed with fresh water. This simple procedure makes fruits and vegetables totally pesticide free, they said.
Gurugram, Haryana, based IPFT was established in May 1991 under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.