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Towards improved cleaning of FMCG plants: a model-based approach

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Aidong Yang, Professor Elaine Martin, Professor Gary Montague


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The increasing demand to reduce water consumption and emissions in manufacturing industries is resulting in calls for the improvement of cleaning operations in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. Their processes are particularly under scrutiny due to the diversity of brands resulting in frequent cleaning. Unfortunately, there is a lack of understanding of the rate at which cleaning takes place in complex plant and consequently the current industrial practice is far from optimised. This paper presents the philosophy behind an ongoing research programme which is developing a fundamental understanding of the cleaning process and is building a systematic strategy for improvement through model-based control. Model capability is fundamental to success and this paper discusses a variety of model approaches, concentrating upon a hybrid model as a proof of concept study. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Yang A, Martin EB, Montague GA, Fryer PJ

Editor(s): Braunschweig, B.; Joulia, X.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 18th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE 18)

Year of Conference: 2008

Pages: 1161-1166

ISSN: 1570-7946

Publisher: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/S1570-7946(08)80200-3

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ISBN: 9780444532275