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Ariel shot of The Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum case study

Children using Dyson Airblade Tap

The business

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is one of the world’s leading museums of natural history and world culture, welcoming more than one million visitors each year.

Old fashioned hand dryer attached to wall above used paper towels

The problem

As a history museum, preservation is at the ROM’s heart. So during the building’s expansion, architects were seeking an environmentally friendly hand drying solution that could also cope with the museum’s high visitor numbers.

Dyson Airblade Tap mounted to wall. Demonstrating drying hands.

The solution

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers


Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry

  • 1 Dry time determined using Dyson test method 769 based on NSF P335 using a measurement of 0.1g residual moisture.
  • 2 The environmental impact of electrical appliances and paper towels was measured by Carbon Trust. The calculations were produced using the software Footprint Expert Pro, based on product use over 5 years and using weighted averages of individual countries of use. Dry times for product were evaluated using DTM 769.
  • 3 For calculations visit