15 Feb '12, 4pm

Floating Washing Machine Uses Dry Ice to Clean Clothes in Minutes

Floating Washing Machine Uses Dry Ice to Clean Clothes in Minutes

Even the most efficient washing machines on the market use a lot of energy and water, especially if warm or hot water is involved . But this revolutionary concept from designer Elie Ahovi could change all that. The Orbit ditches the soap and water for the cleaning power of dry ice. It's also silent and only takes a few minutes per load to boot. How It Works We've seen waterless washing machines before, but not quite like this one. It is made up of a battery-filled ring, through which electric current flows. The spherical drum, holding the clothes, is made of superconductive metal, dropped to a very low temperature by liquid nitrogen. As its electrical resistivity drops to zero, it floats within the ring. © Elie Ahovi But inside the drum is where the magic (science) happens. Dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is sublimated (turned into gas without becoming a liquid ...

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