Zeinab ElNashar, Omar Cherkaoui, Zlatin Zlatev, ElSayed ElNashar
2018 Applied Researches in Technics, Technologies and Education  
Consumption of clothing, water and energy by washing laundry is one of the most widespread housework in the Egypt. Today, washing machines do this work in many private households, using water, energy, chemical substances, and process time. Although energy efficiency is in the focus of many regulations which have already achieved significant improvements, the question remains, how relevant these processes are in terms of the absolute impact on resources and whether there are possibilities to
more » ... ossibilities to improve even further by looking abroad. This survey, which is based on published data, compares the energy and water consumption for automatic laundry washing in an average private household with the total energy and water consumption of private households. Only little data are available on resource consumption for laundry washing based on in-use measurements are hard to obtain. But although some of the data in this report are poor, this is the first work that tries to elucidate the contribution of automatic laundry washing to the total energy and water consumption of households in selected countries North Africa. The report estimates the resource consumption of roughly about 37.72 Million only household washing machines in five countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria Tunes, Morocco,) with about 188.6 Million people, which is about one third of the North Africa population. The results of this work show that laundry washing in private households is done with quite different amounts of energy and water in different parts of the North Africa both in absolute and relative comparison to the overall household consumption. But due to different consumer habits in dealing with the achieved washing performance in the different global regions, the best practice in washing laundry in a most sustainable way cannot be determined yet. Further research is needed to form a basis for a most sustainable development of resource consumption in Private households.
doi:10.15547/artte.2018.02.007 fatcat:55actdlx2vb2xkjxux2jjgvxsq