I have a physics problem I'd like to make sure I get correct.
The practical aspect of this problem is that the photosynthetic efficiency of algae is inhibited with dissolved O2 in the growth medium, and the economics of any algae cultivation system are very sensitive to photosynthetic efficiency.
The problem I'm trying to solve is determine the theoretic energy to separate a gas mixture of, O2, NH3 and H2O (in boiling point order) into two gas streams, one of which is 99.99% pure O2 but the other stream can have as much as 50% of the original O2 along with NH3 and H2O. The input and output temperatures and pressures are STP and the input, at least, is at saturated humidity.
Presumably, the energy is derived from the equations in this paper.
Any approximate ideas of what the formula would look like?
PS: The detailed model of the algae system is here.