The Journal of Membrane Biology

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

Transport of ions of one kind through thin membranes

III. Current-voltage curves for membrane-soluble ions
  • R. de Levie
  • N. G. Seidah
Article

Summary

Transport of membrane-permeable ions through a hydrophobic membrane separating two aqueous phases is treated within the framework of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations. Specifically considered are transport through the stagnant (Nernst) and space charge (Gouy-Chapman) layers in the aqueous solutions and partition equilibrium or first-order phase transfer kinetics at the water/membrane interfaces. In all cases the calculated conductance is found to reach a maximum value at high ionic concentrations.

Keywords

Aqueous Solution Aqueous Phasis Human Physiology Ionic Concentration Space Charge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. de Levie
    • 1
  • N. G. Seidah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGeorgetown UniversityWashington, D.C.

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