Are you unsure about the quality of milk that you intake? Well, very soon you might have a portable device that can help you find, if your milk is adulterated or not, within just 60 seconds. A government-run research body in Rajasthan has come up with a hand-held meter for detection of adulteration in milk.
President Ram Nath Kovind at the at the foundation day celebration (September 26) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has already dedicated the technology to the nation. The public sector body will soon hand over the technology to manufacturers for commercial production.
The scientists at the Pilani based Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), which comes under CSIR, claimed that the device will detect any adulterant, for instance, salt, detergents, boric acid, caustic soda, urea, etc within just 60 seconds. The hand-held meter is suitable for domestic as well as enforcement agencies usage.
Explaining the usage technique of the device, Dr PC Panchariya, CEERI, said that a person needs to make a water-milk solution to the ratio 10:3 and add a biochemical capsule in the solution. After about a minute, one must lower a probe attached to the meter into the solution, and then press OK button on the device. Any adulteration found will be displayed on the screen. Panchariya further said that the production cost of the meter is Rs 5,000 but during the commercial production, the volume will cut down the cost.
Adding that this is not the sole innovation in this regard, Panchariya said, “We earlier developed a portable scanner for industrial use. The device is being used by more than 400 dairies across the country.”