Kingfisher Portable Washing Machine
Manually operated washing machine for developing World.
Imagine a washing machine that can purify the water and then use it for washing! This is what exactly inspired the designer Robert Forrester.
You could bring it with you the next time you go camping and never worry about not having clean clothes to wear because it’s portable and is manually operated but that’s probably not what Mr.Forrester had in mind when he designed the machine.It was designed with urban Bangladesh in mind because apparently local residents will have to go to a canal or river to source their water which can sometimes prove to be dirty of filled with harmful chemicals.
Another thing is that it does not require power for operation. This amazing machine has been designed for use in urban Bangladesh where pure water is difficult to find. The machine has drum where you can store the soiled clothes. It has a handle for dragging the drum to the desired area. Using a hose you can draw water from the source.
The washing machine has a powerful filter that eliminates all the bacteria and other sediments in the water making it clean and suitable for washing. The activated carbon filter eradicates unwanted chemicals too. The drum can be rotated for washing with the help of the handle.
The water after washing is collected and filtered again. The best part is that this water is pure and can be used for bathing and cooking.
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Great idea for developing countries.
It can help cut pollution, spread of disease.
Probably too expensive for intended users.