Dyson Releases a New Quick and Hygienic Hand Dryer

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Public restrooms are about to receive an energy efficient upgrade that has the potential to put single-use paper towels to rest. Complete with a cutting-edge design, Dyson’s new Airblade 9kJ hand dryer enables people to dry their hands quickly and hygienically.

“At Dyson we believe hand drying should be fast, hygienic and responsible in its energy use. We solved many of these problems when we disrupted the industry with the launch of the first Dyson Airblade in 2006,” said Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer. “We continue to pioneer with the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer – our latest hand drying technology. From the acoustics to its design, everything has been rethought to deliver the best performance without any compromise on user experience or hygiene.”

After three years of development, Dyson’s Airblade 9kJ is the company’s quietest Dyson Airblade hand dryer.

It is also the first Dyson Airblade to feature two modes – Max and Eco. Max mode is designed for washrooms in airports or stadiums where footfall is high and hands need to be dried quickly, while Eco mode is recommended for washrooms with relatively lower footfall that want to optimize for energy consumption and noise reduction.

According to Dyson, the Airblade 9kJ’s Eco mode uses up to 86 per cent less energy than warm air dryers, while producing up to 85 per cent less carbon dioxide emissions per dry than paper towels.

The machine uses ‘time of flight’ sensors that accurately detect hands to activate air, and the blades are curved to follow the contours of your hands, removing water in less time.

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer additionally features a fleece-lined glass fiber HEPA filter, which captures 99.97 per cent of particles, including bacteria and viruses from the washroom air so the machine uses clean air to dry hands.

“It is the instinct of engineers to want to improve things, make them more efficient and to use fewer resources in the process. It is wired into our DNA and it is this urge which drives progress and advancement – even in the washroom,” said James Dyson. “In 1907 paper towels were first introduced, and the electric hand dryer made its first appearance in 1948 – but both have their failings. The journey to find a better way is fascinating. In 2006, the invention of Dyson Airblade technology meant that, for the first time, water was scraped off hands using high velocity unheated air, thus reducing the energy consumption.”