|Maintenance||2.0 / 60|
|Required Research||Salt Production|
|Boost by Unity||Not Available|
|Designation||Water Extraction & Processing|
|Variants||Evaporation Pond (Heated)|
The Evaporation Pond is one of only two machines which can produce Salt, a critical ingredient in Glass Mix and a requirement to manufacture Glass. The other is the Evaporation Pond (Heated) variant which carries a 50% higher Worker, 50% higher Maintenance, and an additional 60 KW Electricity cost, but has twice the throughput. Compared to one Evaporation Pond (Heated), a pair of Evaporation Ponds consume two more Worker, one additional Maintenance and a significant amount of space to save 60 kW of Electricity.
Salt can be created using either Seawater from a Seawater Pump or from the Brine byproduct of a Thermal Desalinator. If significant amounts of Brine are available from desalination, this is significantly cheaper than creating salt directly from Seawater, though Thermal Desalinators.are very expensive to run.
|Water Extraction & Processing|
|Metallurgy & Smelting|
|Crude Oil Refining|
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|* Only available in the Supporter Edition|