Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Better drying through chemistry

Wired News reports that researchers at the University of Florida have formulated a chemical compound that reduces the surface tension of laundry water, thus allowing more of it to wring out during the spin cycle. This reduces the energy required to dry the clothes, currently by about 20%, though they hope to improve that number with further research. Once it becomes productized (the research was funded by Proctor and Gamble), I'll be sure to try this out.


  • I just run my laundry through the spin cycle one more time, before I throw into the dryer.

    By Anonymous ~Dawn, at 9:28 PM  

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