Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have developed a dryer that could make doing laundry much quicker. Called the ultrasonic dryer, it's expected to be up to five times more energy efficient than most conventional dryers and able dry a large load of clothes in about half the time.Besides using much less energy the new dryer does less damage to clothes and pulls off much less lint, "since the majority of lint is created when the hot air stream blows tiny fibers off of clothing." I wonder how much they will cost, and if they will have weird side effects like driving cats crazy.
Instead of using heat the way most dryers do, the ultrasonic dryer relies on high-frequency vibrations. Devices called green transducers convert electricity into vibrations, shaking the water from clothes. The scientists say that this method will allow a medium load of laundry to dry in 20 minutes, which is significantly less time than the average 50 minutes it takes in many heat-based machines.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Latest Marvel: Drying Clothes with Ultrasound
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