Getting the dirt out with new detergent-free technology

For many trying to do laundry, figuring out how much detergent to put with what colors can be a difficult chore.  But if a new technology at the Australian National University is soon unveiled, getting the ring out may be a whole lot easier.  This is because the researchers have developed a cleaning process that doesn’t use any detergent, but only pure, degassed water.  Degassed water works better than conventional water because it removes tiny air bubbles that hinder the breaking apart of greasy, dirty substances.  The air bubbles can be removed using several cycles of freezing and vacuum pumping, or simply passing water through a special membrane which absorbs gas.  This idea may not be lemony fresh, but it certainly smells good indeed!

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