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Ocean, Osmotic
Ocean, Osmotic
In locations where freshwater mixes with saltwater there is an opportunity to take advantage of an interesting characteristic of water which is its strong tendency towards equalization of salinity levels. Therefore if two containers of water are separated by a semi-permeable membrane, water will pass from the freshwater side to the saltwater side thus increasing the pressure on the saltwater side. This increased pressure can be then released to turn a turbine and generate electricity in a continuous cycle.