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Minimal state representation of homogeneous reaction systems

Minimal state representations are parsimonious models having no redundant states. For homogeneous reaction systems with S species, R independent reactions, p independent inlet streams and one outlet stream, a nonlinear transformation of the numbers of moles to reaction variants, flow variants and constant invariants is proposed. The conditions under which this transformed system is a minimal state representation of order (R+p+1) are presented. A simulation example illustrates the theoretical developments.


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