New water- and solvent-free industrial laundry machine in Los Angeles

Students at the Colorado State University (CSU) Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory in Fort Collins, CO, recently completed work with Czero Inc., a local mechanical engineering firm, on the design, build and testing of a water- and solvent-free industrial laundry machine for CO2Nexus Inc., Denver, reports TRSA. The project was partially funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission and took a year to build. It runs on carbon dioxide, which, according to CO2Nexus, has excellent solvency properties when it becomes a high pressure or supercritical fluid. The machine will be installed at the ARAMARK Cleanroom Services facility in Los Angeles for further testing on cleanroom clothing.