Title: On-Line Runaway Detection in Batch Reactors Using Chaos Theory Techniques.
Authors: STROZZI FernandaZALDIVAR J.m.KRONENBERG A.e.WESTERTERP K.r.
Citation: AIChE Journal vol. 45 no. 11 p. 2394-2408
Publication Year: 1999
JRC Publication N°: JRC15353
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC15353
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Nonlinear time series analysis using delay coordinate embedding has been applied to experimental temperature data from a batch chemical reactor with the aim to detect the onset of the thermal excursion of the reaction mass. The early warning detection criterion, i.e. when the divergence becomes positive on a segment of the reaction path, developed in the first part of this study, has been applied to simulated and experimental data. The results demonstrate the validity of such approach opening a new route, in between the simple use of measured variables and the complex model-based state reconstruction techniques, to assess in advance hazardous situations in chemical reactors.
JRC Institute:Joint Research Centre Historical Collection

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