Nonlinear Control of a Batch Polymerization Reactor Conference Paper uri icon


  • The experimental application of the globally linearizing control (GLC) methodology to a batch polymerization reactor is studied. The GLC methodology is used to startup the batch reactor and then track a precalculated optimal temperature profile which minimizes the polydispersity of the final polymer product during the batch operation. The reactor temperature is tracked by manipulating two coordinated inputs: power to an electrical heater and cooling water flow rate.

name of conference

  • 1991 American Control Conference

published proceedings

  • 1991 American Control Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Soroush, M., & Kravaris, C.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Soroush, Masoud||Kravaris, Costas

publication date

  • June 1991