Before we go any further, let’s discuss what “Osmosis and Tones” are. In simple terms, they are two very related equations used to analyze water filtration. Knowing this information will help us understand our worksheet answers.
Osmosis is a term used to describe the process of extracting a particular element from the water. For example, the water might be boiled to remove some substances, but as it was filtered, those substances would eventually end up in the water supply. These substances would also change the properties of the water, and it is now in the process of osmosis. Now that you have a better understanding of the term, let’s see how it applies to our worksheet answers.
Osmosis is done by a natural process that occurs at the cellular level. At the cellular level, water molecules exist in two different states: molecules in a liquid state and molecules in a gas state. As an example, think about the various ways the skin can become inflamed when we have skin conditions such as eczema. The skin produces more oil than usual, which is why it is often called “peppery.” That oil is composed of glycerin, which is in a liquid state and cholesterol, which is in a gas state.
Osmosis simply allows the molecules to move freely. This is a major benefit to the environment because it allows for a more healthy flow of water. That being said, osmosis does not eliminate all types of pollutants from the water supply.
Osmosis, on the other hand, can remove toxins and bacteria from the water. This makes it a more appealing option, particularly for those who want to eliminate toxins from their water supply. Osmosis does not remove all types of contaminants from the water, though. It can remove particles from the water, such as plant life and debris.
Osmosis works in reverse by removing plant life and debris. By doing so, the plant life cannot use the water for their natural life-giving processes. The plants end up dying. That means the water is no longer usable for human consumption. So, it is possible for the plant life to survive, and the water will end up in the household water supply.
Osmosis and ethnicity will both determine whether the process of removal is detrimental or beneficial. If the process of removal is detrimental, such as a result of creating a lot of extra waste or pollution, then there is a need to get rid of the elements. If the process of removal is beneficial, such as the survival of some of the plant life, then the process of osmosis is unnecessary.
Osmosis and toxicity are very closely related. Understanding them will help you understand the process of osmosis. In turn, you will know the answers to your worksheet questions. So, that’s how the two concepts are related.