Title: Optimal control of (bio-)chemical reactors: generic properties of time and space dependent optimization
Authors: Smets, Ilse ×
Van Impe, Jan #
Issue Date: 2002
Series Title: Mathematics and computers in simulation vol:60 issue:6 pages:475-486
Conference: date:Katholieke Univ Leuven, BioTeC, B-3001 Louvain, Belgium
Abstract: This paper deals with the optimal control (OC) in the space domain of (bio-)chemical reactors. As an example, the determination of optimal heat exchanger temperature profiles of exothermic tubular reactors under the assumption of steady-state and plug flow characteristics is investigated. To enable a trade-off between process performance and energy loss a weighted cost criterion is defined. Application of the Minimum Principle of Pontryagin leads to extremal control profile structures which are very similar to those obtained during optimization (in the time domain) of well mixed bioreactors. The latter problem has been analyzed in detail over the last two decades. The analogy is reflected at various levels during analytical optimal control computations. (C) 2002 IMACS. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0378-4754
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Bio- & Chemical Systems Technology, Reactor Engineering and Safety Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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