The interactions of design control and operability in reactive distillation systems
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In this work the design and control of a reactive distillation column, described by a rigorous dynamic model, is tackled via two different optimization approaches. In the first, the steady-state process design and the control system are optimized sequentially. It is shown that operability is a strong function of the process design and potential operability bottlenecks are identified. In the second approach, the process design and the control system are optimized simultaneously leading to a more economically beneficial and better controlled system than that obtained using the sequential approach. 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Computers & Chemical Engineering
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Georgiadis, M. C., Schenk, M., Pistikopoulos, E. N., & Gani, R.
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Georgiadis, Michael C||Schenk, Myrian||Pistikopoulos, Efstratios N||Gani, Rafiqul