Tracking the singular arc of a continuous bioreactor using sliding mode control Academic Article uri icon


  • A sliding mode controller is developed for optimal transient operation of a continuous bioreactor. The sliding mode is the singular arc from the solution of an optimal control problem. The proposed controller is applied through simulations to an anaerobic digester and its performance is evaluated in terms of optimality and robustness properties. © 2011 The Franklin Institute. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kravaris, C., & Savoglidis, G.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • May 2012