# PoreTransport

Permeability and reflection coefficient for a hard spherical solute, radius rs,through a cylindrical pore, radius rpore. Hydrodynamic calculation from Bassingthwaighte 2006, corrected 2012

Model number: 0279

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## Description

OBJECTIVE: The equations for transport of hydrophilic solutes through aqueous pores provide a fundamental basis for examining capillary-tissue exchange and water and solute flux through transmembrane channels, but the theory remains incomplete for ratios, alp, of sphere diameters to pore diameters greater than 0.4. Values for permeabilities, P, and reflection coefficients, sigma, from Lewellen [18], working with Lightfoot et al. [19], at alp = 0.5 and 0.95, were combined with earlier values for alp < 0.4, and the physically required alp < 1, to provide accurate expressions over the whole range of 0 < alp < 1. (alp =rs/rpore & stands for the greek alpha in the text.) METHODS: The "data" were the long-accepted theory for alp < 0.2 and the computational results from Lewellen and Lightfoot et al. on hard spheres (of 5 different alp's) moving by convection and diffusion through a tight cylindrical pore, accounting for molecular exclusion, viscous forces, pressure drop, torque and rotation of spheres off the center line (averaging across all accessible radial positions), and the asymptotic values at alp = 1.0. Coefficients for frictional hindrance to diffusion, F(alp), and drag, G(alp), and functions for sigma(alp) and P(alp), were represented by power law functions and the parameters optimized to give best fits to the combined "data". RESULTS: The reflection coefficient sigma = {1 - (1 - (1-PHI)^2)*G'(alp)} + 2*alp^2*PHI*F'(alp), and the reloative permeabiltiy P/Omax = PHI*F'(alp)*(1 + 9* alp^5.5 * (1 -alp^5)^(0.02)], where PHI is the partition coefficient or volume fraction of the pore available to solute. The new expression for the diffusive hindrance is F'(alp) = (1-alp^2)^(3/2)*PHI / (1 + 0.2 alp^2 *(1 - alp^2)^16), and for the drag factor is G'(alp) = (1-(2/3)*alp^2 - 0.20217*alp^5) / (1 - 0.75851*alp^5) - 0.0431*[1 - (1 - alp^10)]. All of these converge monotonically to the correct limits at alp = 1. CONCLUSION: These are the first expressions providing hydrodynamically based estimates of SIGMA(alp) and P(alp) over 0 < alp < 1. They should be accurate to within 1 t0 2%.

**Figure:**Permeabilities and reflection coefficients as a function of alp, the ratio of solute radius to pore radius. phi is the solute partition coeffecient, Fjbb is the new fractional hindrance factor, Prel is Relative pore permeability due to exclusion, Prelcorr is the ratio of pore permeability to maximum pore permeability, sigjbb is the new reflection coefficient and sigBean is Bean's calculation of the reflection coefficient. Parameter set 'Par1' of JSim model PoreTransport.proj was used to obtain the above figure.

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## References

Bassingthwaighte JB. A practical extension of hydrodynamic theory of porous transport for hydrophilic solutes. Microcirculation 13: 111-118, 2006. (#591) Bassingthwaighte JB. Erratum to: A practical extension of hydrodynamic theory of porous transport for hydrophilic solutes. Microcirculation 19(7): 668, 2012. (#650) -corrected Eq 12 to use +16/9 * rather than -16/9 *. and curve for Bean in Fig 3. Apelblat A, Katzir-Katchalsky A, and Silberberg A. A mathematical analysis of capillary-tissue fluid exchange. Biorheology 11: 1-49, 1974. Bean CP. The physics of porous membranes: neutral pores. In: Membranes: Macroscopic Systems and Models, edited by Einsenman G. New York: Dekker, 1972, p. 1-54 Biber TUL and Curran PF. Coupled solute fluxes in toad skin. J Gen Physiol 51: 606-620, 1968. Curry FE. Mechanics and thermodynamics of transcapillary exchange.. In: Handbook of Physiology, Sec. 2 The Cardiovascular System. Vol. 4, Microcirculation, edited by Renkin EM and Michel CC. American Physiological Society: Bethesda, Maryland, 1984, p. 309-374. Ginzburg BZ and Katchalsky A. The frictional coefficients of the flows of non-electrolytes through artificial membranes. J Gen Physiol 47: 403-418, 1963. Katchalsky A and Curran PF. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics in Biophysics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1965. Kedem O and Katchalsky A. Thermodynamic analysis of the permeability of biological membranes to non-electrolytes. Biochim Biophys Acta 27: 229-246, 1958. Kedem O and Katchalsky A. A physical interpretation of the phenomenological coefficients of membrane permeability. J Gen Physiol 45: 143-179, 1961. Kellen MR and Bassingthwaighte JB. An integrative model of coupled water and solute exchange in the heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 285: H1303-H1316, 2003. Kellen MR and Bassingthwaighte JB. Transient transcapillary exchange of water driven by osmotic forces in the heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 285: H1317-H1331, 2003. Lewellen PC. Hydrodynamic Analysis of Microporous Mass Transport. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1982). Lewellen PC, Bassingthwaighte JB, Lightfoot EN, and Stewart WE. Microporous membrane transport. Microvasc Res 25: 245, 1983. (#195) Lightfoot EB, Bassingthwaighte JB, Grabowski EF, Hydrodynamic models for diffusion in microporous membranes. Ann Biomed Eng 4:78-90 (1976). (#130)

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