Yes, it sounds impossible, but apparently they've done it. A washing machine that doesn't use detergent. It's patented, of course, and it would seem that this machine converts water into a kind of detergent. Any chemist knows that soap, really, is just a way of making water wetter. And by breaking water into H+ and OH- ions, the Wash2O is able to clean clothes with a slightly basic solution, and then sterlize them with a slightly acidic solution. Then, before dumping the water, everything is mixed back together to pH neutral.
It's a pretty fantastic idea. If you could get on in America, it would set you back about $1000, but remember that you'd never have to buy detergent again, and you wouldn't have to feel bad about dumping phosphates into the rivers.
Though, I think I'll wait to hear some first-hand reports.
written by Wolf, July 31, 2007
Cheaper solution: eco-balls or soap nuts
written by Klaus Seistrup, July 31, 2007
written by Rob, July 31, 2007
Soap Nuts Work!
written by Matt Johnson, January 11, 2008
Soap Nuts are Great!
written by Matt Johnson, January 14, 2008
Soap nuts (Soapnuts) - Nature's Natural
written by Matt Johnson, February 08, 2008
Soap Nuts (Soapnuts) - The Environmental
written by Matt Johnson, February 11, 2008
Recycling is the Key
written by Mary the prefold cloth diaper lady, July 07, 2011
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