King fisher Portable Washing Machine By Robert Forrester
Washing machines are the best option to clean clothes. But, what if the water is polluted? There are many slum dwellers facing such a trouble that forces them to wash their clothes the dirty way. Paying heed to this apathy is Robert Forrester, who has designed a portable washing machine christened “Kingfisher.” The portable washing machine is manually operated and is a much better way of washing clothes, as it sans any usage of power.
It has been specially conceptualized for urban Bangladesh that will clean polluted water to ensure hygienic laundry. The design comprises of a drum wherein dirty clothes can be stored. It comes fitted with an extendable handle that is used for dragging the drum till the canal or river. It comes with an inlet attachment, which is used to place in the inlet hose. The hose is placed on the surface of the canal/river and water is drawn into the filter using a pump.
The powerful ceramic filter eliminated all sediments and bacteria present in water. It also has activated carbon that further eradicates presence of any chemicals. After filling the barrel, it is locked with the help of a watertight lid.
A handle is present to rotate the drum that causes necessary agitation to remove dirt from garments. After washing, water is shifted to the base through a grill. This is further filtered and collected through an outlet. The water is absolutely clean and can be used for cooking/bathing.
Designer: Robert Forrester
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