Xylem conduits transport water: plants
Xylem conduits in plants transport water from soil to leaves through a pulling force generated when water evaporates at the surface of leaves creating a negative pressure gradient.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Use passive mechanism to pump water for storage on roofs for drinking and other uses, or to a height where its decent drives power generating turbines.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Use passive mechanism to pump water for storage on roofs for drinking and other uses, or to a height where its decent drives power generating turbines.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Power generation, water utilities
Tree Physiology Laboratory, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta