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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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Prospect Genius will employ tactics such as search engine optimization (SEO) and directory placement in order to boost the Dryer Vent Pro Website up toward the top of search engine results pages.
EPA's Energy Star certified clothes dryers offer Americans an opportunity to save energy and do their part to combat climate change.
This is the first time this type of technology has been used on a spray dryer in NZ.
A good sign of ineffective desiccant is when the dryer is not consistently producing -40[degrees]D dew point process air.
Dyson's founder, James Dyson said: "Instead of painfully slow evaporation, the Airblade hand dryer creates a high speed sheet of air, which literally scrapes water from hands.
The Dyson Airblade hand dryer uses a 400mph sheet of unheated air to scrape water from hands like a windscreen wiper in 10 seconds.
Wittmann says the energy consumption of a typical wheel dryer is around 30-35 kWh/1,000 kg, while its Drymax E600 unit has achieved 16.
Running costs can quickly outweigh the initial investment cost, so a more expensive but more energy-efficient dryer, treating, for example, 15 kg/hr of granules, should pay for itself in under six months.
At least once a year, clean the dryer exhaust duct with a duct cleaner brush, available at local hardware stores.
The white goods giant is gearing up for the fall launch of its first steam dryer, the Duet Steam dryer.