University of Leeds Discovery:
The University of Leeds, Britain has been developed, an environmentally friendly washing machine. The technology has been developed by Professor Stephen Burkinshaw of the University of Leeds. He has been functioning on this task for the past thirty years. This plan had been financed by IP Group, an intellectual property commercialization group. The project panel asserts that this clean and green machine will just require a cup of water to wash clothes. It would be available in the market next year. But presently the washing machine will be available in hotels and dry cleaning outlets only.
A general consumer should be waiting to get it. It is supposed that the machine could save billions of liters of water a year. Xeros is responsible for this innovative technology. Xeros has also entered into partnership with GreenEarth Cleaning to vend the technology across North America. GreenEarth Cleaning is also into an environmentally friendly dry-cleaning business.
Presently the information figures states that this machine could carry out the same charge by using less than 90 per cent of the water of conventional machines and 30 per cent less power. This machine can have the environmental impact of taking two million cars off the road.
How could that be achievable? Here the work of water is substitute by using thousands of tiny reusable nylon polymer beads. These plastic beads draw and absorb dust under moist conditions. Stephen Burkinshaw said: “We’ve revealed that it can take away all kinds of everyday blemish including coffee and lipstick while using a tiny portion of the water used by conventional machines.”
How does this washing machine function? This technology needs a little quantity of water and detergent to humidify the clothes and release tarnish. This device also makes the water vapor that permits the beads to work. Once washing is completed, the beads drop through a net in the machine’s drum. These beads are reusable. One can reprocess them up to a hundred times. Any individual requires 20kg of the beads along with a single cup of water and detergent. The chips can be exhausted to 100 times, the comparable of six months’ washing.
An exhibition was held at the Clean demonstrate in New Orleans between June. The beads are positioned inside the smaller of two concentric drums along with the unclean laundry, an emit of detergent and a little water. As the drums spin, the water wets the clothes and the detergent acquires to work release the dirt. Then the nylon beads wash it up.
The beads have a crystalline structure. This structure creates the surface of beads with an electrical charge that draw dirt. When the beads are heated in moist conditions to the temperature they drop their crystalline structure and obtain an amorphous structure. Now the dirt is strained into the center of the bead where it remains locked in place.
The entire process gets about 30 minutes and the outer drum stops rotating. The inner drum has the clothes and the beads. The inner drum also has a little slot. As it keeps on rotating, the beads fall through the slot; some 99.95% of them are composed in the outer drum. The remaining that are trapped in the folds of the clothes usually drop into a assortment channel while the laundry is being removed, and a vacuum baton can be used to remove them from pockets etc.
Xeros chief executive Bill Westwater believed: “We’ve got an eye on the consumer but it will take time and we hope commercial success could act as a springboard to move into the consumer market. We’ve been very encouraged by the response from people, but the proof is in the pudding and that means putting a machine into someone’s operations and justifying the savings.”
We can illustrate the conclusion that when so little water is used and the warm beads assist dry the laundry, a smaller amount fall drying is required. An environmental advisory, URS Corp, estimates that this washing machine’s carbon footprint was 40% smaller than the most competent existing systems for washing and drying laundry.