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Analysis of an Optimal Control Problem Related to the Anaerobic Digestion Process

Bayen, Térence and Cots, Olivier and Gajardo, Pedro Analysis of an Optimal Control Problem Related to the Anaerobic Digestion Process. (2018) Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 178 (2). 627-659. ISSN 0022-3239

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10957-018-1292-7


Our aim in this work is to synthesize optimal feeding strategies maximizing over a time period the biogas production in a continuously filled bioreactor controlled by its dilution rate. Following [5], such an anaerobic process is described by the so-called AM2 model which is a four-dimensional dynamical system. Instead of modeling the optimization of the biogas production as an optimal control problem of Lagrange type, we propose in this paper a slightly different optimal control approach : we study the minimal time control problem to reach a target point which is chosen in such a way that it maximizes the biogas production in the AM2 model at steady state. Thanks to the Pontryagin Maximum Principle and to geometric control theory, we provide an optimal feedback control for the minimal time control problem when initial conditions are taken on the invariant and attractive manifold of the system. The optimal synthesis exhibits turnpike and anti-turnpike singular arcs and a cut-locus.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Montpellier SupAgro (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (CHILE)
Other partners > Université de Montpellier (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica - CONICYT (CHILE) - Universidad de Chile (CHILE) - Université de Montpellier (FRANCE)
Deposited On:13 May 2019 14:16

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