On the control of an exothermic batch chemical reactor

Guillermo Rotstein, Oren Regev, Daniel R. Lewin, Ram Lavie

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Abstract

This paper investigates the implementation of start-up policies for an exothermic chemical batch reactor. The study includes the development of a rule-based expert system which will "learn" the "best" trajectory through experience as it controls the reactor. In this way, the start-up time can be minimized while maintaining stable operating conditions despite uncertainties in the kinetics and design parameters. Integrated into the expert system is either an adaptive or a robustly tuned PID algorithm employed for fine-tuning the temperature control under normal operating conditions, which removes the need for re-tuning the controller from batch to batch. The control scheme is tested on a simulation of a batch reactor carrying out two consecutive irreversible reactions with the product of the first reaction being desired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes
Event1989 IEEE International Conference on Control and Applications, ICCON 1989 - Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 3 Apr 19896 Apr 1989

Conference

Conference1989 IEEE International Conference on Control and Applications, ICCON 1989
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityJerusalem
Period3/04/896/04/89

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