Optimal design and control of an industrial distillation system Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper, an industrial distillation system, designed in a traditional manner without considering the interactions of design and control, is introduced and shown to be severely ill-conditioned. Through rigorous modelling and sensitivity anal yses, a new control scheme is first proposed for overcoming the operational difficulties. A simultaneous optimization approach is then implemented to highlight the economic and operability benefits th at could have been obtained if design and control interactions had been systematically considered in the first place. 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ross, R., Bansal, V., Perkins, J. D., Pistikopoulos, E. N., Kott, G., & van Schijndel, J.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Ross, R||Bansal, V||Perkins, JD||Pistikopoulos, EN||Kott, GLM||van Schijndel, JMG

publication date

  • June 1999