Revolutionizing Dirty Laundry

After reluctantly doing a couple of loads of laundry last night, I remembered the post I  stumbled upon at TreeHugger.com  about a very cool washing machine for the future!  It uses dry ice, the substance of many a middle school science lesson to to wash your clothing. Here’s how it works:

“Dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is sublimated (turned into gas without becoming a liquid first) and fired at high pressure into the dirty clothing. The CO2 reacts with the dirt and grease, removing it from the clothing.”

This futuristic machine, which has the potential to revolutionize the way we do laundry by eliminating the use of energy and water, was designed by Elie Ahovi, an industrial designer  at the French International School of Design.

Do you think our great grandmother’s would ever imagine doing laundry like this?

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