Dyson launches new energy-efficient HEPA filtered hand dryer
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer enables people to dry their hands quickly and hygienically in just 10 seconds, while using less energy and offering an alternative to single-use paper towels
Dyson launched the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer at an event held in Dubai. The new hand dryer is the fastest, most energy-efficient HEPA-filtered hand dryer, the company claims.
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer enables people to dry their hands quickly and hygienically in just 10 seconds, while using less energy and offering an alternative to single-use paper towels.
“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,” explained Jake Dyson, chief engineer. “We continue to pioneer with the Dyson Airblade 9kJ – 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.”
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer machine has been three years in development, with over 700 prototypes made. The result is the quietest Dyson Airblade hand dryer yet , with fast hand drying in 10 seconds. The hand dryer uses up to 80% less energy than the original Dyson Airblade hand dryer, while producing up to 85% less carbon dioxide emissions per dry than paper towels .
“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,” explained James Dyson, chief engineer and Dyson founder. “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.”
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer employs technology that includes Curved Blade design, touch-free operation, hygienic HEPA filtration and acoustic engineering.
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer uses 9.1 kilojoules of energy per dry, meaning it costs up to just AED101 a year to run.
To achieve the reduction in noise, Dyson re-designed the airflow paths through the machine, making them more direct and thus reducing sound output.
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer costs AED5,399 and is designed to suit any commercial or public washroom, from offices, shopping malls and restaurants, to public spaces, amusement parks, schools, hospitals and hotels. Its robust design and stainless steel body is built to last and rigorously tested to withstand real-life washroom conditions.