DavidGrim Posted April 6, 2017 Share Posted April 6, 2017 Machine Name Requirement Effects Algae Terrarium Algae: -30.0 g /s Water: -300.0 g/s Oxygen: +40.0 g/s Carbon Dioxide: -333.3 mg/s Electrolyzer Water:-1000.0 g/s Power: 120.0 W Liquid Intake Pipe Oxygen: +888.0 g/s Hydrogen: +112.0 g/s Heat: +6.3 W Air Scrubber Water:-1000.0 g/s Carbon Dioxide: -300.0 g/s Power: 120.0 W Liquid Intake Pipe Liquid Output Pipe Polluted Water: + 1000.0 g/s Carbon Dioxide: -100.0 g/s Heat: +5.0 W An Algae Terrarium with light shining on it has a 10% boost of effectiveness which increase the rate to 44g/s of oxygen and -0.3663g/s of carbon dioxide. Let do a comparison of using an Electrolyzer and Air scrubber together vs. an Algae Terrarium with 2kg of water. With 2kg of water, I will split the water by half for the Electrolyzer and Air Scrubber The total effect produce by Electrolyzer and Air Scrubber with 1kg of water each. Oxygen: 888g Carbon Dioxide: -400g (required -300g, effect -100g) Hydrogen: 112g Polluted Water: 1000g Heat: 11.3W If we also include the power consumption and heat generated for all the things needed to setup: Power: 840W = (240W + 240W +120W +120W +120W)[Liquid Pump, Gas Pump, Gas Filter, Electrolyzer, Air Scrubber] Heat: 52.6W = (10 + 6.3 + 5 + 20 + 5 + 6.3)[Liquid Pump, Electrolyzer, Air Scrubber, Hydrogen Generator(800W), Manual Generator(400W), Battery] The total effect produce by Algae Terrarium with floor lamp (Power: 5W, Heat: 2.5W): Oxygen: 293.33g = (44g oxygen required * 2000g water / 300g of water required) Carbon Dioxide: -2.442g = (-0.3663g carbon dioxide * 2000g water / 300g of water required) Heat: 2.5W In conclusion, even without algae requirement and only using water, the Electrolyzer and Air scrubber are so much more effective than an Algae Terrarium at producing oxygen and consuming carbon dioxide only at the cost of heat management. With the amount of time required to fill up the Algae Terrarium with resource, the duplicant could have generate even more power for the machines required. In this case, using an Algae Deoxidizer in the early game and rushing research would be much better than wasting time building a Algae Terrarium Farm and precious water on it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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