With the right ingredients, hand sanitisers can be made at home in seven simple steps while following the required World Health Organization (WHO) product standards.
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YEN.com.gh summarizes how this can be done in simple steps to produce 10L of hand sanitizer according to the WHO.
1. Ethanol (96% purity) or Isopropyl alcohol (99.8% purity)
2. Hydrogen peroxide (3% purity)
3. Glycerol (98% purity)
4. Sterile distilled or boiled cold water
Details of 7 steps to follow:
1. The alcohol for the formula (8.3L of ethanol or 7.5L of Isopropyl alcohol) to be used is poured into the large bottle or tank up to the graduated mark.
2. Hydrogen peroxide (0.41L) is added using the measuring cylinder.
3. Glycerol (0.15L) is added using a measuring cylinder. As glycerol is very viscous and sticks to the wall of the measuring cylinder, it should be rinsed with some sterile distilled or cold boiled water and then emptied into the bottle/tank.
4. The bottle/tank is then topped up to the 10-litre mark with sterile distilled or cold boiled water.
5. The lid or the screw cap is placed on the tank/bottle as soon as possible after preparation, in order to prevent evaporation.
6. The solution is mixed by shaking gently where appropriate or by using a paddle.
7. Immediately divide up the solution into its final containers (e.g. 500 or 100 ml plastic bottles), and place the bottles in quarantine for 72 hours before use. This allows time for any spores present in the alcohol or the new/re-used bottles to be destroyed.
Meanwhile, a middle-aged Ghanaian father and husband who has recovered from the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has narrated how he was able to recover in an interview with TV3 Ghana.
According to the gentleman named Simeon Teye Narteh, he was selected by his organization to undergo training in France, which he went to and interacted with many people.
He mentioned that whilst still in France, he started developing a sore throat, which is one of the most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
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