Title: Time-Step Volume-Preserving Control of Chemical Reactors
Authors: ZALDIVAR COMENGES JOSE'STROZZI FERNANDA
Citation: Open Chemical Engineering Letters vol. 1 p. 1-9
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Publication Year: 2007
JRC Publication N°: JRC34529
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC34529
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: We present a general control and optimization strategy based on time-step state space volume preservation. This is performed by maintaining the divergence of the system close to zero. The on-line implementation is shown for batch chemical reactors. The divergence of these systems is reconstructed on-line using only reactor temperature measurements by applying state space reconstruction techniques. The simulated results are compared with a traditional control scheme. This kind of control allows to operate in safety conditions and to optimize the performance of the process by accelerating the slow reactions and reducing batch times.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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