A Discontinuous-Galerkin Finite-Element Method for Simulation of Packed Bed Chromatographic Processes

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Packed bed chromatography is an important unit operation for purification of product molecules in biopharmaceutical processes. Packed bed chromatographic processes are modeled as advection-diffusion-reaction partial differential equations. The advection term strongly dominates the diffusion term. Therefore, specialized numerical methods must be used for efficient simulation of packed bed chromatographic processes. In this paper, we use a discontinuous-Galerkin method on finite-elements for spatial discretization and low storage explicit Runge-Kutta (LSERK) methods for numerical solution of the resulting system of differential equations. We study the numerical solution of deterministic and stochastic models of packed bed chromatographic processes. The stochastic model and its corresponding numerical solution constitute the first step toward systematic monitoring, fault detection, and optimal predictive control of chromatographic processes. It is also an essential ingredient in uncertainty quantification for efficient and robust design and operation of chromatographic processes. (C) 2019, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)346-351
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems - Jurerê Beach Village Hotel, Florianópolis , Brazil
Duration: 23 Apr 201926 Apr 2019


Conference12th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems
LocationJurerê Beach Village Hotel
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    Research areas

  • Chromatography, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Simulation, Biotechnology

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