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Inferential active disturbance rejection control of a heat integrated distillation column using dynamic principal component regression models

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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018.

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© 2017 IEEE. This paper presents a multivariable inferential active disturbance rejection control strategy for product composition control in a heat integrated distillation column (HIDiC) to overcome the large measurement delay associated with composition measurement. The inferential estimator uses multiple tray temperature measurements to estimate the product compositions. Dynamic principal component regression is used to overcome the strong co-linearity among tray temperatures and incorporate dynamics to build the inferential estimator model. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated on a simulated HIDiC based on mechanistic model.

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Author(s): Al-Kalbani F, Zhang J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 9th IEEE-GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2017

Year of Conference: 2018

Online publication date: 30/08/2018

Acceptance date: 08/05/2017

Date deposited: 16/11/2018

ISSN: 2473-9391

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/IEEEGCC.2017.8447917

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ISBN: 9781538627563