Introduction: DIY Air Desinfector Under 100$ | Protect From COVID-19
You will Need:
- Ventilation tube 150-200mm Diameter
- Air extractor for WC (50m3/h is enough)
- Philips Tube UV-C 50W or more or other Ultraviolet tube lamp with a wavelength 254nm.
- Electric Balast + 2 fluoriscent lamp sockets
- Wires + Power cable
- Disk valve for the tube chosen before - Plasterboard profile (more or less more like in the video) - Basic Tools
Everything can be bought in a store such as Walmart or online at Amazon under 100$
Step 1: Video Demo, No Need to Read
Step 2: Cut the Pipe
If the ventilation pipe is too long you can cut it with a saw shown on an image. Wrap a piece of paper around to make a perfect cut.
Step 3: Wooden Legs
Wooden legs were chosen as wood is quite cheap and is normally available everywhere.
Step 4: Metal Leg
To remove the step with wooden legs you can simply buy a piece like a chimney cowl to support the leg.
Step 5: The Lamp Holder
The lamp holder is made of a plaster board metal profile and the socked is screwed to it.
Step 6: Test the Lamp Before Installing It Inside
Step 7: Electronic Ballast
To function the lamp needs an electronic balast ans you have a small scheme on the ballast to understand how to connect the lamp. The power wire was soldered and then the wire for the motor was soldered as well.
Step 8: Motor Preparation
It is a normal 20$ air extractor, normally used in WCs. In order to fit it inside the tube all the excessive plastic needs to be removed.
Step 9: Motor & Lamp Test
Step 10: Motor Attachment
The motor is attached with an expandable foam.
Step 11: The Disk Valve
The Disk Valve is installed to control the air flow. If the air passes to fast the bacteria will not have enough contact with the light and therefore will not be killed.
Step 12: The Finnished Air Disinfector
Step 13: Video Demo
In the video every step is described.