Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"An economic optimizing control system for a continuous flow stirred tank chemical reactor is designed, simulated, and installed on a pilot scale reactor. The control scheme utilizes a reaction and reactor model to predict on-line the economic optimum of a reactant concentration. In this manner the control system manipulates the reactant flow rate to maintain the optimum concentration during changes in reaction-reactor parameters with time. Typical parameter changes include the decay of reaction catalyst activity. The optimizing controller will function in conjunction with various operating policies including control to maintain a specified production rate"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Waggoner, Raymond C.

Committee Member(s)

Flanigan, V. J.
Patterson, G. K. (Gary Kent), 1939-
Kern, Frank J.
Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

xiv, 186 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-100).

Rights

© 1971 Jesse Daniel Bennett, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chemical reactors -- Computer simulation
Chemical reactors -- Design
Adaptive control systems -- Computer simulation
Mathematical optimization

Thesis Number

T 2418

Print OCLC #

6024264

Electronic OCLC #

861698513

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