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Model Based Control: Case Studies in Process Engineering

Model Based Control: Case Studies in Process Engineering

Paul Serban Agachi, Zoltán K. Nagy, Mircea Vasile Cristea, Árpád Imre-Lucaci

ISBN: 978-3-527-60922-2

Sep 2007

290 pages

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Filling a gap in the literature for a practical approach to the topic, this book is unique in including a whole section of case studies presenting a wide range of applications from polymerization reactors and bioreactors, to distillation column and complex fluid catalytic cracking units. A section of general tuning guidelines of MPC is also present.These thus aid readers in facilitating the implementation of MPC in process engineering and automation. At the same time many theoretical, computational and implementation aspects of model-based control are explained, with a look at both linear and nonlinear model predictive control. Each chapter presents details related to the modeling of the process as well as the implementation of different model-based control approaches, and there is also a discussion of both the dynamic behaviour and the economics of industrial processes and plants. The book is unique in the broad coverage of different model based control strategies and in the variety of applications presented. A special merit of the book is in the included library of dynamic models of several industrially relevant processes, which can be used by both the industrial and academic community to study and implement advanced control strategies.
Introductory Concepts of Process Control
Advanced Process Control Techniques
Internal Model Control
Linear Model Predictive Control
Nonlinear Model Predictive Control
MPC General Tuning Guidelines
Productivity Optimization and Nonlinear Model -
Predictive Control of a PVC Batch Reactor
Modeling, Simulation and Control of a Yeast Fermentation Bioreactor
Dynamic Modeling and Control of a High Purity Distillation Column
Practical Implementation of NMPC for a Laboratory Azeotropic Distillation Column
Model Predictive Control of the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
Model Predictive Control of the Drying Process of Electric Insulators
The MPC of Brine Electrolysis Processes