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Predictive functional control for the temperature control of a chemical batch reactor

Bouhenchir, H and Cabassud, Michel and Le Lann, Marie-Véronique Predictive functional control for the temperature control of a chemical batch reactor. (2006) Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 3 (n° 6-7). 1141 -1154. ISSN 0098-1354

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2006.02.014

Abstract

A predictive functional control (PFC) technique is applied to the temperature control of a pilot-plant batch reactor equipped with a mono-fluid heating/cooling system. A cascade control structure has been implemented according to the process sub-units reactor and heating/cooling system. Hereby differences in the sub-units dynamics are taken into consideration. PFC technique is described and its main differences with a standard model predictive control (MPC) technique are discussed. To evaluate its robustness, PFC has been applied to the temperature control of an exothermic chemical reaction. Experimental results show that PFC enables a precise tracking of the set-point temperature and that the PFC performances are mainly determined by its internal dynamic process model. Finally, results show the performance of the cascade control structure to handle different dynamics of the heating/cooling system.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Computers & Chemical Engineering website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00981354
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Other partners > Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (CANADA)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Deposited By: Hélène Dubernard

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