|This article relates to content added by Biotech (DLC). Please note that it will not be present without the DLC enabled.|
This electrical generator very slowly pollutes the terrain in a radius around it while producing energy. If all terrain in the radius is polluted, the generator will shut down.
- 2 ˣ 2
- Cover Effectiveness
- Terrain Affordance
- 1400 W
- Required Research
- Toxifier Generator
- Skill Required
- Construction 4
- Work To Make
- 8,000 ticks (2.22 mins)
The toxifier generator is a power generator added by the Biotech DLC.
Toxifier generators can be constructed once the Toxifier Generator research project has been completed. They require 125 Steel, 3 Components, 8,000 ticks (2.22 mins) of work, and a Construction skill of 4.
Once constructed, a Toxifier generator cannot be moved, it can only be deconstructed.
Each generator produces 1400W and pollutes 6 tiles every 3 days, for an average of 2 tiles a day. The pollution can spread, up to a 27-tile radius from the bottom-left tile. Once all cells in range are polluted, the generator ceases to work until there are unpolluted tiles again. Pollution can spread through constructed walls but not natural ones.
Toxifier generators cannot be toggled off.
Toxifier generators don't actually create too much pollution. A pollution pump can convert the output of 2 generators into wastepacks, which are easy to freeze and store.
A toxifier generator creates the equivalent of 1 wastepack every 3 days. With a pump, this is equal to 20 wastepacks, or 4 full stacks, per year. A year's worth of waste from 2 generators, 8 full stacks, can easily be frozen or otherwise managed. An 8x8 room has space for 64 tiles, or 8 years of running 2 generators, and can be frozen with a single cooler year-round in a temperate biome. The net power of this setup, 2400 W, can be enough to power an entire early- to mid- game colony.
The pollution can be annoying in the long term, especially with mechanoids. However, "free" and invariable power saves quite a bit of labor compared to wood-fired generators. Colonists can manually pick up pollution, though it is quite slow, and non-resistant colonists will accumulate toxic buildup.
The toxifier generator's key drawback is its pollution, however, with sufficient infrastructure it can provide net positive power without polluting the map.
Each generator produces an average of 2 tiles of pollution per day. A pollution pump cleans 4 tiles of pollution per day, where 6 tiles = 1 toxic wastepack. The wastepack atomizer destroys 2 wastepacks a day, or 12 pollution tiles per day. Pumps consume -200 W of power each, and atomizers consume -400 W. Therefore, a ratio of 6 toxifier generators : 3 pollution pumps : 1 atomizer is fully clean and has a net power of 7400 W.
- Biotech DLC Release - Added.