Thanks to the patented system for wastewater treatment using static electricity, the Zyosh washing machine filtration system (currently at the research and development stage) is capable of separating microplastics and inorganic waste and reusing clean water for further washes. It also seeks to ensure the heat generated during the filtering process can be used to dry the clothes in the drum, thus avoiding the need for a tumble dryer.

A NEW CONCEPT IN FILTRATION, A NEW WAY OF WASHING

We believe that a new way of washing clothes, saving water and preventing microparticle pollution from reaching the sea is possible. At Zyosh, we are researching into making this possible.

The Zyosh filtration system is a Research and Development project focusing on obtaining a new concept that turns the classic washing machine into a machine that prevents the leakage of all kinds of inorganic and microplastic waste into the sea after each wash.

This is possible thanks to a new drainage system and the incorporation of a treatment module for wastewater containing inorganic agents and contaminating microparticles.

The goal is to prevent the inorganic waste and microplastics generated during clothes washing from reaching the conventional drain. The Zyosh system diverts the water containing this waste to a treatment module. The decontaminated water then returns to the washing system, thus not only avoiding the leakage of microplastics and inorganic particles into the sea, but also recovering and reusing the water, as well as minimising the negative impact of clothes washing as much as possible.

What is more, the heat generated can also be used to dry the clothes in the washing machine itself.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The main concept is based on collecting all the water from the wash and rinse cycle and boiling it. The heaviest part precipitates as solid waste and the lightest rises with the steam, which pushes it quickly through the filters so that the particles are electrostatically charged, thus making their subsequent collection easier.

The resulting water, now clean and in steam form, is re-condensed and returned to the washing machine as clean water.

The waste generated (textile microparticles and others) would be collected regularly for destruction, similar to the process for domestic vacuum cleaner bags.

Ultimately, based on technical information regarding the composition of the clothing that might be included in markers, such as the Zyosh QR label or others, such as NFC, RFID or barcodes, the clothing could pass through a selective filter.

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THE WATER CYCLE IN CONVENTIONAL WASHING MACHINES

In the current water cycle when washing clothes, the clothing is washed and the used water is discharged into a drain.

TWO

ZYOSH TREATMENT MODULE

The water discharged from the washing machine is sent to a boiling tank, where it is fully boiled. The solid waste containing the heaviest particles is physically eliminated and the evaporated part, which contains the smallest microparticles, evaporates.

THREE

PLASTIC COMBS

The steam is forced at a certain pressure and speed through a pipe full of plastic filaments.
The plastic microparticles rub along the filaments and are electrostatically charged (just like when static electricity is generated when you comb your hair).
Once they have passed over these filaments, they can be collected by creating an electrically charged field to attract them, both whether they have a positive or a negative charge.

FOUR

USE OF THE STEAM GENERATED TO DRY CLOTHES

The heat from the steam generated can be used to dry clothes. The steam condenses as clean water. With ZYOSH™, this clean water can be reused for another wash.

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ADVANTAGES OF THE ZYOSH SYSTEM

ZYOSH™ can help support the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Saving water when washing and drying clothes.

Commitment, responsibility and sustainability

Since our inception we have strived to help develop a committed,
responsible and sustainable weaving industry. We seek solutions both
for the industry itself and for the end consumers.

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