Membrane gas separation is primarily used to separate atmospheric air into its two main components, nitrogen (78.08%) and oxygen (20.95%). However trace elements like argon (0.93%), carbon dioxide (0.038%) and other inert gases can also be obtained this way. The membranes act as a permeable layer that gases move through at different rates, effectively separating the main components.
Below you will find some helpful tips and lists for gathering the materials you will need to make the condenser. Note that to produce all of these parts, you will need access to a Furnace, Crafting Table, Chemical Processor, Machining Mill and Extruder.
List of Ingredients
- 7 blocks of Stone
* Each block is made by smelting a block of Cobblestone
* 4 Membrane O - 4 Fibers (LDPE) (per membrane) * 16 Bag (Low Density PolyEthylene Pellets) (per fiber) - 1 Flask (Ethylene) (per bag) * 1 Metal Die (Fibers) - 21 ingots of the same type (Aluminum, stainless steel, antimony-lead, nickel, nichrome, bismuth, steel, magnesium, titanium, cobalt, antimony, manganese, platinum, brass, tungsten, bronze, or tungsten carbide) * 5 Membrane X - 5 Fibers (LDPE) (per membrane)
First, begin by collecting ethylene (you will need to distill crude oil to get this). In total you will need 656 flasks (about 10.5 stacks of flasks, or 11 cartridges). Process the flasks in either a furnace or a chemical processor. This will give you the bags of low density polyethylene pellets that you need. Next, create the metal die (fibers) by placing the 21 ingots on a machining mill in the specified pattern (example with Stainless Steel ingots shown).
Now place the bags (at least 16 at a time) into the chemical processor with your metal die (fibers).
Once you have created all of the fibers you need, arrange them as pictured to create the Membrane O and Membrane X. These membranes will then be placed on the crafting table to create your separation membrane.
Once this step is complete, assemble the stone, redstone block and separation membrane on the crafting table as previously shown. Celebrate!