Control and Optimization of Batch Chemical Processes

A batch process is characterized by the repetition of time-varying operations of finite duration. Due to the repetition, there are two independent “time” variables, namely, the run time during a batch and the batch index. Accordingly, the control and optimization objectives can be defined for a given batch or over several batches. This chapter describes the various control and optimization strategies available for the operation of batch processes. These include online and run-to-run control on the one hand, and repeated numerical optimization and optimizing control on the other. Several case studies are presented to illustrate the various approaches.

Editor(s):
Rohani, Sohrab
Chhabra, Raj
Published in:
Coulson and Richardson’s Chemical Engineering, 4th edition, 3B, 441-503
Year:
2017
Publisher:
Oxford, UK, Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN:
9780081010952
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