Nearly Waterless Washing Machine

Posted on July 7, 2008  Comments (4)

Professor Stephen Burkinshaw, Chair of Textile Chemistry at the University of Leeds, has created a nearly waterless washing machine. Xeros ltd. has been created to commercialize products based on this system (both for home use and for solvent-based commercial garment cleaning). Given the predicted trouble for supplies of freshwater technology that can reduce water use will be very useful.

Virtually waterless washing machine heralds cleaning revolution

Researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a new way of cleaning clothes using less than 2% of the water and energy of a conventional washing machine.

A range of tests, carried out according to worldwide industry protocols to prove the technology performs to the high standards expected in the cleaning industry, show the process can remove virtually all types of everyday stains as effectively as existing processes whilst leaving clothes as fresh as normal washing. In addition, the clothes emerge from the process almost dry, reducing the need for tumble-dryers.

Related: Clean Clothes Without SoapVentless Clothes Dryersenvironment related posts

4 Responses to “Nearly Waterless Washing Machine”

  1. Matt
    July 8th, 2008 @ 3:01 am

    After reading worrying post about “Prozac”( I have been taking that since 5 months), this post make me happy and amazed. I am feeling joy of cleaning my clothes without water and without dryer.

  2. CuriousCat: Black and Decker Codeless Lawn Mower Review
    November 5th, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

    “the starter on this model is horrible. You have to tun this incredibly cheap key in a very poorly designed socket. Fails over 80% of the time…”

  3. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Washing Machine Uses 90% Less Water
    July 31st, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    […] wrote about the nearly waterless washing machine from Xeros previously, here are some additional details. The nearly waterless washing machine […]

  4. M. Maxx
    January 31st, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    This technology has been present in car washes for some time. It’s only natural for it to get into every facet of our lives.

Leave a Reply