28 Jun '15, 1pm

Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Clothes dryers are one of the biggest energy users in the home, but a new discovery made by scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change the home appliance’s energy-guzzling reputation forever. This “dryer of the future” will extract moisture from clothes using ultrasonic vibrations rather than heat. This method will not only use significantly less energy , but can also cut down drying times for a full load by as much as 15 to 20 minutes.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/energy-efficient-dryer-of-the-future...

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