Eadra Posted April 7, 2017 Share Posted April 7, 2017 Don't get me wrong, the hydrogen bubbler is amazing. The amount of control you have is impressive and the temperature range you can get to is great. However, you don't always need a cooling system that technical and it's a bit resource intensive if your goal isn't to condense O2. In my world I just wanted to reduce the temperature of geysers to a more comfortable range and prevent geyser heat from negatively effecting my base. I initially used Hydrogen cooled by wheezeworts in a radiator fashion to cool the geysers. It did well initially, but once the pump was active and feeding into showers the temperatures went back upward slowly. Hydrogen alone wasn't enough to keep up. I ended up coming up with this Hydrogen/Co2 cooling system, which I call the CO2 Condenser Cooler. Since a constant cold hydrogen radiator wasn't enough I had the thought to spike the water temperature down by adding a different cold liquid or solid. CO2 fit that purpose well. It takes a long time to cool the CO2 enough to fall into the hot geyser water, but when it does it's a nice color show. And cools the geyser down effectively. With temperature switches in place it will stop before you freeze the water and start again when the geyser's heat becomes a threat again. On occasion the top of the water level does freeze when a very large chunk of Co2 solidifies, but it continues to cool the water below until that ice melts and I have not seen any problems after running it for hundreds of cycles. The system is very flexible and I think can be built to any size. The only things you need to ensure you have is a room you can grow wheezeworts in, and add hydrogen gas to, as well as recycle the gas in. The geyser set up should have solid tiles above the geyser and an area to store CO2 gas above the rest of the water tank. You will need to make gas pipes from the pump, coiled behind your CO2 storage and then over a bit of the geyser area, then finally back into the hydrogen room. The coil behind the geyser is important for the turning on phase of automation. It takes a long time to bring the CO2 temperatures down enough for it to condense and until it condenses gasses can only slow the increase in water temperatures, so slow it we must! I hope everyone enjoys the idea, and thanks for reading! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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