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Production of Repellents to Combat Malaria

Production of Repellents to Combat Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease, transmitted by insect bites, specifically, by infected Anopheles mosquito females. Without treatment, this illness can have grave consequences, including death. The rate of malaria spread makes it one of the worst threats humanity faces.

What makes malaria dangerous

  • 228 million people contracted malaria in 2018;
  • nearly 405,000 people died of malaria in 2018, the majority of the terminal cases were children under the age of 5 in African countries;
  • the risk of malaria exists in 108 counties;
  • there are over 400 subspecies of Anopheles mosquitoes, of which approximately 30 transmit the disease.

WHO global goals in combating malaria

  • at least 90% reduction of the number of malaria cases by 2030;
  • at least 90% reduction of malaria mortality by 2030;
  • elimination of malaria in at least 35 countries by 2030;
  • prevention of malaria resurgence in countries with no current cases.

Ways to reduce the number of malaria cases

  • killing of the transmitting mosquitoes with insecticide;
  • use of mosquito nets and protective clothing;
  • vaccination;
  • repellents.

How repellents work

Repellent is a substance applied to skin to mask another smell, emitted with human sweat and breathing, which attracts the malaria mosquitoes. When the insects do not detect the smell that attracts them, they ignore the human body.

Using the USB-5 system in repellent production

GlobeCore has designed a system to manufacture repellents on industrial scale, the USB-5.

The machine consists of a tank with a vane agitator, valves and a hatch. The main ingredients are supplied to the tank through valves. If necessary, a dry ingredient can be added through the hatch. The agitator in the tank mixes the base liquid with other ingredients. The finished product exits the tank through a valve.

Antiseptic production as a business

The strains of microorganisms constantly mutate. New viruses and bacteria appear, and it is better to prevent the disease than try to cure it later. This is why the market for hand and surface treatment antiseptics will grow, remaining a promising business. The use of antiseptics in the developing countries has not yet become commonplace, which makes for viable export opportunities.

Hand and surface treatment antiseptic formula

The simplicity of the formula is another advantage of household antiseptic production. Some of the basic components are alcohol (at least 60%), a moisturizer and a scent, which covers the unpleasant smell of alcohol.

These components must be thoroughly blended, making blending equipment the centerpiece of every hand and surface antiseptic production line.

Blending equipment for antiseptic production

A common approach to antiseptic production is to use large tanks, where the components are mixed with agitators. GlobeCore has developed the USB blending machine to do away with the mixing tanks, save on equipment footprint, increase production rates, optimize the process and make it as efficient as modern technologies allow.

The USB plants can mix any number of ingredients, with the flow of each managed by a portioner. The use of ingredients is optimal: the plant takes only as much of the liquid component as is needed to make a high quality product. Blending occurs hydrodynamically, and takes seconds due to cavitation. No large mixing vessels are necessary. The product from the USB machines can be supplied directly to the bottling section.

Hand Sanitizer Making Machine USB 5 (Explosion protection)

1 Application Sanitizer production
2 Quantity of mixable components 4
3 Mixer rotation speed, rpm 680
4 Reactor working volume: 150 liters (33 gallons)
5 Dimensions,- length- width- height

– 700 mm (28 in);

– 770 mm (30 in);

– 1450 mm (57 in)

6 Weight
– 150 kg (330 lbs)


Why choose USB mixing plants?

To sum up, the benefits that make the USB an excellent solution for making antiseptic solutions are as follows:

The price of the USB blending machines starts at $3900. The investment to commission a USB machine may be higher than  that for batch mixers. However, the return on investment comes quickly due to reduced operating costs and higher production capacity.

It is possible to install the blending machine on a skid or a trailer. The mobility of the machine makes it possible to produce antiseptic solutions in the same facilities where the ingredients are made.

Specifications of The Base Industrial Disinfectant Making Machine USB

Disinfectant Making Machine

 # Parameter Value
1. Quantity of mixable liquids 3
2. Minimum capacity at mixing of three components, m3/h (gpm) 5 (22)
3. Feeding liquid volume, m3/h (gpm):  
      1-st component consumption 3…4* (13-17,5)
      2-nd component consumption 0,25…2,5 (1,1-11)*
     3-d component consumption 0,1…1,0 (0,44-4,4)*
4. Blender volume, m3 (gallon) 0,004 (1)*
5. Main liquid injection pressure, Mpa (Psi), max 1,2…1,6 (174… 232)
6. Mixture feeding height, m (in),  max 10 (390)
7 Power consumption, kWt 9
8. Maximum dimensions, mm (in)
– length– width– height

1600 (63)

500 (20)

1300 (51)

9. Maximum weight, kg (lbs)
260 (570)

* Parameters are set according to formula.

Industrial Disinfectant Making Machine

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