What is osmotic energy?



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    Osmotic Energy is being researched as an alternative energy resource. It involves two solutions with differing salt-concentrations, which are devided by a semi-permeable membrane.  This mebrane only allows small water molecules through which “aspires” to lessen the salt concentration, and flows to the salty side.  This creates a pressure on the opposite side, the water side, which can be used as an energy for turbines or generators.  Osmotic Energy, though an absolutely renewable resource, is very expensive to produce and harvest, and has been rejected due to its high cost.  Research continues.

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