Shipboard Clothes Dryers, “Green Technology”

Period of Performance: 01/01/2011 - 06/30/2011


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sw Entreprises, LLC
10 denlar Drive
Chester, CT 06412
Principal Investigator


SW Enterprises, LLC has proven its drying technology to the commercial laundry industry. This technology is currently used in a commercial 75# drying system and dries laundry in industry standard times, while requiring no venting and producing less lint. The AdvanceDry75, using this patented heat pump technology, provides warm, dry air to the drying drum by taking the exhaust air, dehumidifying it and reheating it. Using standard components, including a PLC, coil pack, heat plates, and a compressor, this system is adaptable to many sizes and configurations. This proposal is to adapt this technology into a system that will operate aboard a ship in a modular configuration.