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Robust Inferential Control for a Packed-Bed Reactor

Budman, Hector M. and Webb, Christopher and Morari, Manfred (1990) Robust Inferential Control for a Packed-Bed Reactor. In: 1990 American Control Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 575-580. ISBN 9990380821.

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An inferential robust control technique is applied to an experimental fixed bed reactor. The controlled variables are the exit concentration and the maximum bed temperature. Both controlled variables are inferred from one single temperature measurement. The location of this measurement is selected to optimize the performance of the closed-loop system when model uncertainty is allowed. Closed-loop experiments are conducted to test the robustness characteristics of the controller. From these experiments, the operating regions most sensitive to modelling uncertainty are determined. The nonlinear system characteristics can cause significant offset in the inferred controlled variables.

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Additional Information:© 1990 IEEE. The authors acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation. Hector Budman acknowledges the support of the Rothschild and Bantrell Foundations.
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Official Citation:H. M. Budman, C. Webb and M. Morari, "Robust Inferential Control for a Packed-Bed Reactor," 1990 American Control Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 1990, pp. 575-580.
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