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Manually Drying Barrel / dewatering barrel

Manually Drying Barrel
Manually Drying Barrel

People lead a tough life in remote areas. They don’t have washing machines or even electricity, while drying the clothes traditionally by wringing them with hands consumes much time and effort.
Drying Barrel offers a new alternative. With two people holding both ends of the rope on it and stretching repeatedly, the barrel gradually starts to swirl and the water is thrown out and collected at the outer layer. Open the lid and the water will drain. Drying Barrel is simple and easy to use, free of power, and labor-saving. Meantime, it accents the interaction between people and makes the process of drying clothes more fun.

University

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China

Shan ZHANG,
Zhejiang University

Hao ZHOU,
Zhejiang University

Yu FU,
Zhejiang University

Wenjing JIN,
Zhejiang University