"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.
Waggoner, Raymond C.
Flanigan, V. J.
Patterson, G. K. (Gary Kent), 1939-
Kern, Frank J.
Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xiv, 186 pages
© 1971 Jesse Daniel Bennett, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Chemical reactors -- Computer simulation
Chemical reactors -- Design
Adaptive control systems -- Computer simulation
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Bennett, Jesse Daniel, "On-line economic optimization of a chemical reactor" (1971). Doctoral Dissertations. 2230.