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Control of Plug-Flow Tubular Reactors by Variation of Flow Rate

Seinfeld, John H. and Gavalas, George R. and Hwang, Myungkyu (1970) Control of Plug-Flow Tubular Reactors by Variation of Flow Rate. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals, 9 (4). pp. 651-655. ISSN 0196-4313.

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The control of isothermal and adiabatic plug-flow tubular reactors by variation of flow rate was studied. Proportional feedback, feedforward, and optimal control responses were compared for the regulation of reactor conversion in the presence of inlet disturbances. The optimal control, consisting of a singular solution in each case, produces a considerably improved response over both feedforward and proportional feedback control.

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Additional Information:© 1970 American Chemical Society. Received for review February 28, 1969. Accepted July 21, 1970. Work supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant GK-3342.
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Official Citation:Control of Plug-Flow Tubular Reactors by Variation of Flow Rate J. H. Seinfeld, G. R. Gavalas, and Myungkyu Hwang Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals 1970 9 (4), 651-655 DOI: 10.1021/i160036a021
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