Overview

Benefits

Compared to the High-speed Hand Dryer, other hand-drying methods in public facilities have distinct drawbacks.

User Evolution

Paper Towels
Advantages Disadvantages
1.Able to absorb water
2.Only used by one person
3.Disposable
1.Wastes resources
2.Fills up waste receptacle
Close Towels
Advantages Disadvantages
1.Can be used immediately
2.Can be used as-is
1.Unsanitary except for first use
2.Can be difficult to manipulate
3.Often not replaced properly after use
Warm-air dryers
Advantages Disadvantages
1.Non-contact
2.May be antibacterial
1.Time-consuming (hands don't dry thoroughly or quickly)
2.Potential uneasiness about monopolizing use
3.Noisy
Oprators Evolution
Paper Towels
Advantages Disadvantages
1.Easy to install 1.Ongoing paper towel costs
2.Troublesome to maintain (paper refill, disposal of waste)
3.Potential source of fire
4.Unpleasant appearance
Close Towels
Advantages Disadvantages
1.Easy to install 1.Ongoing paper towel costs
2.Troublesome to maintain (regular towel replacement required)
3.Used portion is unsightly
Warm-air dryers
Advantages Disadvantages
1.Low maintenance cost
2.Is not unattractive
3.Requires little maintenance
1.Low user satisfaction (long drying time)
2.Water drips onto floor