Artizan Posted June 21, 2017 Share Posted June 21, 2017 So after sifting through a few designs and extensive testing I've come up with this contraption. It produces around >1000kg of fresh water at around 30-40 degrees per cycle, and best of all it is theoretically doable without debug (although you'll have a tough time hunting for enough wheezeworts for it) The challenge of the design wasn't so much boiling the polluted water reliably. Its pretty easy to do one you fine tune the flow valve and keep the tepedizer above boiling temp. but below overheat temp. Cooling thus far has been the most difficult part. requiring alot of energy and a ton of wheezeworts and even then the output water is still too hot to use comfortably. I've also discovered a few neat facts: 1: a thin film of water makes for an excellent coolant for thermoregulators. 2: thermo regulators don't dump their heat into adjacent tiles directly but have to go through a medium like liquid or gas (tested by running one in a vacuum and it didn't conduct heat onto the floor it was mounted on) 3: background objects like pipes, wires and even debris can act as thermal mass to soak up heat from a tepedizer allowing it to 'stablise' around operating temperature much easier. 4: tepedizers seem to only dump their exhaust heat into the tiles they are directly situated on. So the more tiles that have a little bit (around 5kg) of water the more efficient it is at converting water to steam 5: to trick a tepedizer into thinking it's submerged you only need One tile of liquid at below 85C adjacent to it. 6: "preload" the tepedizer with cultivated soil to prevent the tiny amount you create right at the start turning into sand and gunking up the whole system. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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