You will explore the concepts of osmosis through these printable osmosis diagrams that we have provided in this page. Included are biological osmosis and industrial water reverse osmosis diagram. Osmosis is a naturally occurring phenomenon and one of the most important processes in nature. It is a process where a weaker saline solution will tend to migrate to a strong saline solution. Browse the diagrams in the list below.
The first osmosis diagram above is cell osmosis diagram. If a red blood cell is placed in water, water enters the cell by osmosis. Because the membrane is quite weak the cell will burst as the volume and therefore the pressure in the cell increases. Osmosis is a vital process in biological systems, as biological membranes are semipermeable. Water molecules travel through the plasma membrane, tonoplast membrane (vacuole) or protoplast by diffusing across the phospholipid bilayer via aquaporins.
Posted above are 5 and 6 stage of reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis is a technology that is used to remove a large majority of contaminants from water by pushing the water under pressure through a semi-permeable membrane. Whereas osmosis occurs naturally without energy required, to reverse the process of osmosis you need to apply energy to the more saline solution. A reverse osmosis membrane is a semi-permeable membrane that allows the passage of water molecules but not the majority of dissolved salts, organics, bacteria and pyrogens.
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