Fuzzy Control of a CSTR Process Conference Paper uri icon


  • In recent years, the high demand for methods to satisfy process plants performance requirements has shed the light on the subject of process control. This subject has become increasingly important as a result of the large emphasis placed on environmental and safety regulations, plant efficiency and economic factors. The primary objective of process control is to maintain a process at the desire operating conditions safely and efficiently, while satisfying environment and product quality requirements [1]. The nonlinear nature of these processes requires other methods than conventional control. Fuzzy controllers are a practical alternative for such processes and provide human experts the ability to control the process by having intuitive understanding of it. Fuzzy controllers are knowledge-based controllers and do not involve or require a mathematical model of the process throughout its design and implementation. This paper addresses the application of fuzzy control to a continually stirred tank reactor (CSTR). The paper demonstrates the feasibility of this method in light of a highly nonlinear chemical process as such. 2012 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2012 8th International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications

published proceedings

  • 2012 8th International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Jehani, N. A., Nounou, H. N., & Nounou, M. N.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Al-Jehani, Nejoud Almalki||Nounou, Hazem N||Nounou, Mohamed N

publication date

  • April 2012