Nonlinear dynamics and control of a recycle fixed bed reactor

Bodil Recke, Sten Bay Jørgensen

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The purpose of this paper is twofold. Primarily to describe the dynamic behaviour that can be observed in a fixed bed reactor with recycle of unconverted reactant. Secondly to describe the possibilities of model reduction in order to facilitate control design. Reactant recycle has been shown to introduce periodic solution to the fixed bed reactor, a phenomenon which is not seen for the system without the recycle, at least not within the Peclet number range investigated in the present work. The possibility of model reduction by the methods of modal decomposition, and by characteristics are investigated in the paper for the present case. Finally a criterion for actuator selection is formulated, and a simulated control example is given
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication date1997
ISBN (Print)0-7803-3832-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event1997 American Control Conference - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 19976 Jun 1997


Conference1997 American Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
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