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dryer

any of certain chemicals added to oils such as linseed oil to accelerate their drying when used as bases in paints, etc.
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drier

1. An additive which is mixed with paints and varnishes to speed their drying by absorbing oxygen from the air.
3. A device containing a desiccant, placed in a refrigerant circuit; used to collect and hold within the desiccant all water in the system in excess of the amount which can be tolerated in the circulating refrigerant.
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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said it has seen a recent increase in fires involving thumble dryers. They advised: "Make sure lint is removed after every load of clothes is dried.
Bathroom hand dryers, although they used energy, decreased the use of, and trash from, paper towels -- not to mention they were (and remain) very cost-effective.
At its core, the X-COMB dryer features an integrated dew point equaliser that manages the speed and revolution of a zeolite-based desiccant cartridge.
However, in a poorly operated or poorly designed dryer, this heat load can be the largest.
6Clothes can spontaneously combust if left in a hot pile inside or outside the dryer 6Clean the lint filters - but did you know there might be several filters?
This is the first such system installed on a dryer in New Zealand.
Clothes dryers consume more energy than any other appliance in the home, and 80% of U.S.
The type of resin can influence the parameters for sizing the dryer.
The Dyson Airblade hand dryer has undergone extensive biological and scientific testing by Dyson's in-house microbiologists, as well as research conducted by Leeds University and Bradford University.
The Dyson Airblade hand dryer passes washroom air through a HEPA filter to remove over 99.9 per cent of bacteria from the air before it's blown onto hands.
A standard would allow processors to make their own comparison between different dryer manufacturers and dryer designs, capacities, and energy-saving features.