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Active Disturbance Rejection Control of a Heat Integrated Distillation Column

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Heat integrated distillation column (HiDC) is the most energy efficient distillation approach making efficient utilization of internal heat integration through heat pump. The rectifying section acts as a heat source with high pressure, while the stripping section operates as a heat sink with low pressure. However, the control of some HiDC processesis generally difficult due to the strong control loop interaction, high purity of the components and undesired disturbances. Active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) is used in this paperto control a simulated HiDC for separating benzene-toluene mixture. The efficiency of the ADRC technique is demonstrated by comparing with the conventional PI controller in terms of set-point trackingand external disturbance rejection capability. The results show that the ADRC gives much improved control performance than the PID control.

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Author(s): Al-Kalbani F, Zhang J, Bisgaard T, Huusom JK

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2016 21st International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR)

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 278-283

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Online publication date: 26/09/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN: 9781509017157

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/MMAR.2016.7575147