Dyson AirBlade blows bacteria away

The Dyson Airblade is a new type of hand dryer from Dyson. It’s hygienic and more than twice as fast as other conventional hand dryers.

Instead of painfully slow evaporation, the Dyson Airblade wipes hands dry with high velocity blades of air. It’s very quick and it’s very clean.

Conventional hand dryers either don’t work or simply take too long. In fact most people give up waiting and wipe damp hands on clothes.

The Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) produces an air stream flowing at 640 kilometres per hour. This unheated air is channeled through a 0.3 millimetre gap, no thicker than an eyelash, and acts like an invisible windscreen wiper to wipe moisture from hands; leaving them completely dry.

Electric hand dryers use 60 year old technology that relies on evaporation to dry hands. Washroom air, which contains fecal germs and is laden with bacteria, is heated and blown onto people’s shoes, clothes and… freshly washed hands. People rub their hands together to speed up the lengthy drying process but research proves that this actually draws bacteria from deeper skin layers and fingernails. Most people get frustrated and leave with damp hands.

Damp hands are up to a 1,000 times more likely to cross contaminate than dry hands. The Dyson Airblade dries hands completely in just ten seconds and removes bacteria and mould from the air using HEPA filtration. Along with the extensive biological and scientific testing undertaken on the Dyson Airblade by Dyson’s in-house microbiologists, research was also conducted on the Airblade by Leeds University and Bradford University.

Energy and cost of ownership: Most conventional hand dryers consume a lot of energy and take an eternity to dry hands – if you bother to wait. The Dyson Airblade dries hands completely in just 10 seconds.

It is powered by Dyson’s long-life, low energy Digital Motor and uses significantly less energy when compared with most conventional hand dryers.

Using just one Dyson Airblade 200 times a day for five years saves 730,000 paper towels from being produced, transported and disposed of (calculation based on an average of two paper towels per hand dry).

The Dyson Airblade has been installed in hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other public places. The feedback from the public and companies who have bought the Dyson Airblade has been enthusiastic.

Source: Dyson