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[[File:xku5mWf.png|thumb|640x359px|center|Example builds of Salination Plants]]
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The '''Solar Evaporation Plant''' (before Mekanism 8, known as the Salination Plant) is a multi-block structure used in the creation of [[Brine]] from water and [[Liquid Lithium]] from Brine. It has a 4x4 block base and a user-definable height of 3 to 18 blocks (not including the height added by the attached [[Advanced Solar Generator]]s). Since it relies on the (mandatory) four Advanced Solar Generators attached to it, it does not require an external power source.
  
The '''Salination Plant''' is used to produce Brine, a critical component in the higher tier ore processing of Mekanism. It is a multi-block structure with a 4x4 base and a userdefinable height of 3 to 18.
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== Construction ==
  
==Building the Salination Plant (Solar Evaporator for v8)==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! style="width:50px" | Step
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! Image
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! Description
  
**Bottom layer (Base):'''
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The [[Salination Plant]] has a flat 4x4 base consisting of [[Salination Block]]s.
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| style="text-align:center" | 1
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Creation Step 1.png|400px|Step 1]]
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| Place a 4x4 base layer of [[Solar Evaporation Block]]s down.
  
**Middle layers:'''
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Layers above the base are hollow (forming a "ring"), allowing space for the salination reaction to take place.
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| style="text-align:center" | (Tip)
These layers consist of a rim of [[Salination Block]]s above the previous layer.
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant In Ground.png|400px|Step 1]]  
Any number of layers can be added - the more layers, the higher the maximum temperature the [[Salination Plant]] can maintain, and in turn, the higher the Brine production rate.
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| Keep in mind that later on, you need to place the [[Solar Evaporation Controller]] (the block that you use to access this structure's GUI) in the top layer of this structure, so if you are building a tall Solar Evaporation Plant, it might be useful to build it into the ground (see image on the right).
In the middle layers, there should be at least two [[Salination Valve]]s to facilitate the input of water and Brine output.
 
  
**Top layer:'''
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The top layer is also ring-shaped. It consist of an [[Advanced Solar Generator]] in each corner, one [[Salination Controller]] and seven [[Salination Block]]s.
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| style="text-align:center" | 2
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Creation Step 2.png|400px|Step 2]]
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| Add a hollow "ring" of Solar Evaporation Blocks on top of the base.
  
==Using the Salination Plant==  
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| style="text-align:center" | 3A
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Creation Step 3A.png|400px|Step 3A]]
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| '''This step is optional'''. Stack additional ring layers of Solar Evaporation Blocks. Each layer you add will add to the structure's capacity.
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| style="text-align:center" | 3B
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Creation Step 3B.png|400px|Step 3B]]
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| Remove at least two Solar Evaporation Blocks from the structure and replace them with [[Solar Evaporation Valve]]s, three if you plan on creating Liquid Lithium (they can even be placed in the bottom base layer). Later on, you'll configure them so that one will accept water, one will output/accept Brine, and one will output Liquid Lithium.
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| style="text-align:center" | 4A
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Creation Step 4A.png|400px|Step 4A]]
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| Place the four Advanced Solar Generators on the top layer, in each corner.
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| style="text-align:center" | 4B
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Creation Step 4B.png|400px|Step 4B]]
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| Fill in the ring with more Solar Evaporation Blocks. You can leave a spot open for the upcoming Solar Evaporation Controller.
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| style="text-align:center" | 4C
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Creation Step 4C.png|400px|Step 4C]]
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| Place the Solar Evaporation Controller.
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| style="text-align:center" | Done
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| [[File:Solar Evaporation Plant Particle Effects.png|400px|Complete]]
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| If you have [http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Particles Particles] on, you should see red particles briefly appear around the structure, indicating that it has been properly constructed. You can also right-click the Solar Evaporation Controller and check its status.
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== (Pre Mekanism v8) Using the Salination Plant ==  
  
 
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Revision as of 07:38, 27 May 2015

The Solar Evaporation Plant (before Mekanism 8, known as the Salination Plant) is a multi-block structure used in the creation of Brine from water and Liquid Lithium from Brine. It has a 4x4 block base and a user-definable height of 3 to 18 blocks (not including the height added by the attached Advanced Solar Generators). Since it relies on the (mandatory) four Advanced Solar Generators attached to it, it does not require an external power source.

Construction

Step Image Description
1 Step 1 Place a 4x4 base layer of Solar Evaporation Blocks down.
(Tip) Step 1 Keep in mind that later on, you need to place the Solar Evaporation Controller (the block that you use to access this structure's GUI) in the top layer of this structure, so if you are building a tall Solar Evaporation Plant, it might be useful to build it into the ground (see image on the right).
2 Step 2 Add a hollow "ring" of Solar Evaporation Blocks on top of the base.
3A Step 3A This step is optional. Stack additional ring layers of Solar Evaporation Blocks. Each layer you add will add to the structure's capacity.
3B Step 3B Remove at least two Solar Evaporation Blocks from the structure and replace them with Solar Evaporation Valves, three if you plan on creating Liquid Lithium (they can even be placed in the bottom base layer). Later on, you'll configure them so that one will accept water, one will output/accept Brine, and one will output Liquid Lithium.
4A Step 4A Place the four Advanced Solar Generators on the top layer, in each corner.
4B Step 4B Fill in the ring with more Solar Evaporation Blocks. You can leave a spot open for the upcoming Solar Evaporation Controller.
4C Step 4C Place the Solar Evaporation Controller.
Done Complete If you have Particles on, you should see red particles briefly appear around the structure, indicating that it has been properly constructed. You can also right-click the Solar Evaporation Controller and check its status.


(Pre Mekanism v8) Using the Salination Plant

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Salination Controller GUI

  1. Build button
  2. Water input
  3. Brine output
  4. Temperature (°F)

After building the Salination Plant's layers, click on the Salination Controller's Salination Plant button (1). It will register the multi-block structure.

The salination process uses energy from the Advanced Solar Generators to convert water (2) into Brine (3). Buckets can be placed inside the small square slots to input/output water/brine, or Mechanical Pipes (or similar devices) can be used.

Hints

The more layers the Salination Plant has, the higher the temperature that can be maintained. This results in a higher Brine production rate.

The amount of water being inserted into the plant is also affected by the amount of valves on the plant and the fluid transmission pipe used as such that for a 8 block high tank with 56 valves and 16 aqueous accumulator with fluid pipes can give you a surplus of water for a single Salination Plant only.


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