Xerox Washing Machine Uses Nylon Polymer Beads Instead of Water to Clean Clothes

February 21, 2014 by  
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While most modern washers cut down on the massive amount of time and physical labor they used to require, they still hog a great deal of electricity, water, and detergent . The Xeros washing machine developed by Stephen Burkinshaw at the University of Leeds , however, trades buckets of water for specially formulated nylon polymer beads that help suck away dirt and grease. The beads can be used up to 100 times (or for about six months) and save the consumer up to 47 percent in electricity costs and reduce water usage by 72 percent. Read the rest of Xerox Washing Machine Uses Nylon Polymer Beads Instead of Water to Clean Clothes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , hyatt hotels , microplastic pollution , north america , polymer plastic beads , stephen burkinshaw , UK , university of leeds , washing machine , wwf , xeros        

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