Studies in the synthesis of control structures for chemical processes: Part IV. Design of steady‐state optimizing control structures for chemical process units

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The design of the steady‐state optimizing control for a single unit is formulated within the framework of the nonlinear mathematical programming theory. Alternative implementational strategies are developed and a multilevel screening procedure is proposed to arrive at the best optimizing control configuration. Numerical examples on a fluid catalytic cracking unit and a distillation column demonstrate the systematic design and the synthesis of the most promising optimizing control structures for these systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)975-991
Number of pages17
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1980
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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