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This is an animated picture showing the way that
the recycling cleaner can actually remove objects from
the carpet even when the front is open and no suction
is present at the cleaning head

Showing work, Wasted by Vacuum Cleaners.

Video of A Practical Experiment to Demonstrate How The Air Recycling Cleaner Will Collect Dust Without The Help Of Any Suction.

Setting up the experiment.

The cover is removed from the dust bag compartment and a bridge to support a glass jar is place into the cleaner to allow air to go directly into the fan without going through the cleaning head, this means the cleaner can no longer suck air in from the floor.

Some rice crispies are placed onto the floor and because it is not possible to push the cleaner across them when doing this experiment the cleaner is placed on top of the crispies.

Now, when the cleaner is switched on the air stream that is blowing down from the exhaust and through the cleaning head takes up the rice crispies that are underneath the cleaning head.
The air stream then caries the crispies up to the top of the cleaner and blows them into the glass jar. This all happens very quickly and without the help of any suction.

A short video clip was taken and had to be slowed down many times in order for the effect to be seen. The actual speed of the air stream can be judged by the way the crispies bounce up when they hit the bottom of the glass jar.
It happened much faster than the camera could capture all the pictures and the crispies were deposited into the jar in less than one second.

The cleaning operation was done without any vacuum or suction. When both the suction and the returned air stream are combined the joint effect produces three times the amount of work for a given amount of power input, allowing the machine to be run at the extremely low power of 250 watts. This was confirmed by the tests that were conducted by, INTERTEK - ETL SEMCO Research & Testing Centre on behalf of the DTI and the Market Transformation Pro gramme.
Further work has shown that when the Air Recycling Cleaner system is combined with a cyclone separator instead of a dust bag the air speed is greatly increased, further improving the efficiency of the Air Recycling Cleaner.

There is a very good case for a Dual mode cleaner that can be quickly switched from a conventional cleaner to an Air Recycling Cleaner this would overcome the reluctance of manufacturers and the public to abandon altogether the vacuum cleaner, the system that they are familiar with.

The saving of power is not the only advantage to be found with the air recycling cleaner, it is quieter, it does not blow air back into the room to disturb the dust that is on furniture, curtains, fixtures and fittings ( that is exactly what a vacuum cleaner does) and could be the reason that Vacuum cleaners with "high-efficiency particulate-air filters or HEPA filters are no better than basic vacuum cleaners at reducing an individual's exposure to dust mites.

The Captive Air-Flow Cleaner or air recycling cleaner is safe to use in the presence of people with Asthma and other respiratory disease. It is safer to use in the presence of young children and elderly people. Scented sachets are not required and the room will not smell of stale air, it can use a much smaller motor and that makes it lighter and easier to use. Manufacturing cost should not be any higher than that of a Vacuum Cleaner so what more will it take to get someone to manufacture it.

B. Edginton. 2005