are two ways to remove dust and debris from the floor.
1 /. The vacuum cleaner that sucks air from the floor and passes it
through a dust separator. It then returns the air stream back into the
room wasting energy.
2/. The so called garden vac that in spite of its name does not use a
vacuum to do the work but blows air onto the ground. The air stream is
then diverted back up a duct carrying any thing that gets into its path
into a collecting bag. The air stream is then released into the
surrounding air again wasting energy.
However Air Recycling Technology uses both of the above techniques
simultaneously by using the air stream to both blow and suck the dirt
into a dust separator. For this reason it does not release air back into
the room to waste energy.
Prototype air recycling cleaners have been constructed that will out
perform a 1,400. watt vacuum cleaner when using less than 250 watts.
Tests were made in 2005 on behalf of the DTI Market Transformation
Program that endorse these claims.
The recent Ecovacuum project conducted in Brussels has suggested new
targets in energy saving that cleaner manufacturers will be expected to
meet. The solution to this would be for the manufacturers to employ air
recycling technology in the manufacture of their cleaners.
Air Recycling Technology can make a 250 Watt cleaner work more
efficiently than a 1,400 watt vacuum cleaner; this was the published
result in tests conducted for the Market Transformation Program.
Air Recycling Technology can save 1.5 Terawatt of electricity each year
in the UK alone that is about £225,000,000 worth of electricity at 15p a
unit and 650,000 Tons of CO2. Emissions Annually. 1 Twh = 1,500,000,000.
Units of electricity
The total annual EU energy consumption of Vacuum Cleaners is estimated
as 33.45 Twh. So by using air recycling technology ART, a saving of more
than 25 Twh of electricity annually is possible in the EU. Equal to
£3.75 billion pounds and 13.5 million tonnes of CO2. Carbon Emissions
Air recycling can also remove the health hazard caused by the air that
is normally blown from a VC disturbing allergens, causing them to become
suspended in the air finally coming to rest in inaccessible places.
It has also been suggested that it could be used for the safe removal of
This new approach to cleaner manufacture opens up the potential of an EU
market in the floor care industry of over Four Billion pounds annually
with another three Billion in the US
There is a video clip showing the Air Recycling Cleaner working.
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