Ventless Clothes Dryers

Posted on June 12, 2006  Comments (2)

Ventless Washer Dryer

Ventless Clothes Dryers

Engineers have provided an alternative to the normal cloths dryer that requires venting. This can come in handy in some apartments that don’t offer a good location for a dryer that also provide an easy venting option. How does such a dryer work:

Ordinary dryers suck in cool, dry air from the room, heat it, blow it through the clothes, and then discharge the damp, hot air outside through a vent. This dryer, on the other hand, runs the exhaust through a heat-exchange system to cool it. Cold water flows through the heat exchanger, absorbing heat from the air. As the air cools, the moisture in it condenses and runs down the drain (along with the used cooling water); the dry air is then heated again, sent back through the clothes, and the cycle continues.

There are even dryers that dry clothes in the same compartment they are washed in, photo: EdgeStar Ventless 110 Volt Combo Washer Dryer.

More details from: What is a ‘condenser’ dryer?

2 Responses to “Ventless Clothes Dryers”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Compressor-free Refrigerator
    August 11th, 2008 @ 9:21 am

    “This is the first step in the development of an electric field refrigeration unit…”

  2. Russell Checchin
    September 14th, 2008 @ 8:27 am

    This is a great idea,now if they could come out with a ventless gas water heater.

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