Waterless washing machine by Electrolux comes back in the news

August 28, 2007 § 2 Comments

waterless washing machine by Electrolux

Waterless Washing Machine Concept at Electrolux Design Lab 2005

Back in 2005 this was a concept at the ElectroLux Design Lab 2005 Award and won the competition but it’s only now that we can actually see it materialized into a prototype produced by Electrolux. Using negative ions (as noticed around waterfalls) and compressed air, it cleans clothes without the universal solvent, which is a pretty great idea as the world is starting to grow short of water.

This can get a pretty cool turnaround for washing machines as they tend to use tons of water which is disposed in the nature together with dangerous chemicals from detergents . As everything seems to be getting on the green road it would be cool to have something like that inside of every home. I am not very convinced though on the power consumption as it needs compressed air and a way to produce those negative ions but anyway the fact that it evolves is great.

Here’s a picture of the thing:

waterless washing machine by Electrolux

Waterless Washing Machine at Electrolux Design Lab 2005

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§ 2 Responses to Waterless washing machine by Electrolux comes back in the news

  • Jon says:

    Not heard a response yet on organic stains, and whether this actually gets rid of them. Any news to answer this?

  • realthor says:

    don’t have a clue but I guess they have certainly thought of that if they’ve got a prototype . For me this prototype just means a paved way to production.

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