Good Vibrations: No Heat Needed for Ultrasonic Dryers

Article originally published by Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee are changing the way Americans do laundry—using vibrations instead of heat to dry their clothes. This new technology, called the ultrasonic clothes dryer, is expected to dry clothes in half the time and use 70% less energy than today’s products, saving American consumers money on their energy bills.