Imperial College London

Prof. Sandro Macchietto

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Process Systems Engineering



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BibTex format

author = {Cott, BJ and Macchietto, S},
journal = {Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research},
pages = {1177--1184},
title = {Temperature control of exothermic batch reactors using generic model control},
volume = {v},
year = {1992}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - A new model-based controller for the initial heat-up and subsequent temperature maintenance of exothermic batch reactors is presented. The controller was developed by using the Generic Model Control framework of P.L. Lee and G.R. Sullivan, which provides a rigorous and effective way of incorporating a nonlinear energy balance model of the reactor and the heat-exchange apparatus into the controller. It also allows the use of the same control algorithm for both heat-up and temperature maintenance, thereby eliminating the need to switch between two separate control algorithms as is the case with today's more commonly used strategies. Simulation studies show the new controller to be as good as the dual-mode controller for a nominal case for which both controllers are well tuned. However, the new controller is shown to be much more robust with respect to changes in process parameters and to model mismatch.
AU - Cott,BJ
AU - Macchietto,S
EP - 1184
PY - 1992///
SN - 0888-5885
SP - 1177
TI - Temperature control of exothermic batch reactors using generic model control
T2 - Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
VL - v
ER -