Newswise – Clothes dryers use up a lot of valuable energy, but most of us don’t have a place to hang our wet clothes out on a line. But if clothes were less wet when they went into the dryer, we wouldn’t have to dry them for as long a time. Now a chemist has invented a chemical clothes wringer to add to our washing machine loads, so that clothes will dry much more quickly–and you can make it at home.

Chemical engineer Dinesh Shah says, “We feel it’s very cost-effective research and convenient for consumers.” The University of Florida, where Shah teaches, has applied for a patent on the product and you may see it in the store soon, since the research that led to its creation was funded with a $200,000 grant from Procter & Gamble.
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