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The '''Electrolytic Separator''' electrolytically separates liquids into their component [[gases]].
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The '''Electrolytic Separator''' sends controlled amounts direct current into a fluid, causing the atoms in the fluid to break their bonds. This process of  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolysis electrolysis], is used to create some very useful [[gases]] from some rather ordinary fluids.
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The Electrolytic Separator requires a constant supply of power and must have a source of a suitable liquid in order to produce the gases. As the liquid is electrolyzed, the component gases will be stored in its internal tanks. Should either tank fill completely, the Separator will turn off. Connecting a [[Pressurized Tube]] or other compatible pipe to both tanks will remove the gas. If you are only using a single gas, selecting "dump" for the unused gas will vent it to the environment, preventing that internal tank from filling completely and stopping the Separator.
  
 
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==Processing Water==
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[[File:Separator Water.png|250px|left]]
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Typically the first application of the Electrolytic Separator is in the electrolyzing of water into [[Hydrogen]] and [[Oxygen]]. The oxygen it usually dumped into the environment, but the hydrogen is used for filling a jetpack and/or for feeding into a [[Hydrogen Generator]] as a significant source of power for a growing base. Oxygen can be piped from the red tank side of the Electrolytic Separator, and hydrogen is delivered out the blue tank side.
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==Processing Brine==
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[[File:Separator Brine.png|250px|left]]
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Highter-tier ore processing requires the creation of [[Chlorine]], which is a product of electrolyzing the sodium chlorides in a [[Brine]] solution. Chlorine gas is delivered out the side with the red tank, and hydrogen is sent out the blue tank side.
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==Power Generation==
 
==Power Generation==
With an [[Electric Pump]], [[Electrolytic Separator]] and [[Hydrogen Generator]] there is net positive energy generation as long as water is being provided to the pump. Water can be pumped in using [[Mechanical Pipe]]s and the output gas can be transported using [[Pressurized Tube]]s.
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Although the Electrolytic Separator does not generator power on its own, it is a key part of a hydrogen power system. The combination of an [[Electric Pump]], [[Electrolytic Separator]] and [[Hydrogen Generator]] creates a net positive energy generation, as long as water is being provided to the pump.
 
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[[File:HydrogenGenerator sample.png|left]]
 
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1 ) Solar panels feed power to the
The Electrolytic Separator can only store and output one gas. Using the GUI, you can choose to output "O" (Oxygen), "H" (Hydrogen), or none. The other GUI choice is "Dump", which you can select "O" (Oxygen), "H" (Hydrogen), or none. 
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3 ) Electrolytic Separator (this is the old version) which pipes hydrogen to the
Ex. In order to output Hydrogen, you must dump Oxygen into the atmosphere.
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4 )  Hydrogen Generator, sending power to an
 
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5 )  Energy Cube
HINT: Blue Tank outputs Hydrogen while the Red Tank outputs Oxygen, when used with Brine, Blue Tank outputs Chlorine while Red Tank still outputs Oxygen.
 
  
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==Trivia==
[[File:ElecseperatorGUI.png|300x300px|thumb|left|Electrolytic Separator GUI]]
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Pre-6.0, the Separator had a slightly different texture and could only output '''either''' hydrogen '''or''' oxygen, but not both
New Electrolytic separator can now output both gases it just needs to be configured correctly
 
 
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Revision as of 06:07, 14 March 2014

Electrolytic Separator
Electrolytic Separator.png
Electrolytic Separator
Mod

Mekanism

Type

Machine

Tool

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Stackable

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The Electrolytic Separator sends controlled amounts direct current into a fluid, causing the atoms in the fluid to break their bonds. This process of electrolysis, is used to create some very useful gases from some rather ordinary fluids.

The Electrolytic Separator requires a constant supply of power and must have a source of a suitable liquid in order to produce the gases. As the liquid is electrolyzed, the component gases will be stored in its internal tanks. Should either tank fill completely, the Separator will turn off. Connecting a Pressurized Tube or other compatible pipe to both tanks will remove the gas. If you are only using a single gas, selecting "dump" for the unused gas will vent it to the environment, preventing that internal tank from filling completely and stopping the Separator.

Crafting Recipe

Iron Ingot Redstone Iron Ingot Grid layout Arrow (small).png Electrolytic Separator
Enriched Alloy Electrolytic Core Enriched Alloy
Iron Ingot Redstone Iron Ingot

Processing Water

Separator Water.png

Typically the first application of the Electrolytic Separator is in the electrolyzing of water into Hydrogen and Oxygen. The oxygen it usually dumped into the environment, but the hydrogen is used for filling a jetpack and/or for feeding into a Hydrogen Generator as a significant source of power for a growing base. Oxygen can be piped from the red tank side of the Electrolytic Separator, and hydrogen is delivered out the blue tank side.




Processing Brine

Separator Brine.png

Highter-tier ore processing requires the creation of Chlorine, which is a product of electrolyzing the sodium chlorides in a Brine solution. Chlorine gas is delivered out the side with the red tank, and hydrogen is sent out the blue tank side.



Power Generation

Although the Electrolytic Separator does not generator power on its own, it is a key part of a hydrogen power system. The combination of an Electric Pump, Electrolytic Separator and Hydrogen Generator creates a net positive energy generation, as long as water is being provided to the pump.

HydrogenGenerator sample.png

1 ) Solar panels feed power to the 2 ) Water pump, which sends water to the 3 ) Electrolytic Separator (this is the old version) which pipes hydrogen to the 4 ) Hydrogen Generator, sending power to an 5 ) Energy Cube

Trivia

Pre-6.0, the Separator had a slightly different texture and could only output either hydrogen or oxygen, but not both


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