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Application of dynamic optimization techniques to reactor control in the manufacture of ethylene

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2 Author(s)
Wilson, J. ; Technical Research Center, Canadian National Railways, St. Laurent, Canada ; Belanger, P.

The formulation and solution of optimal control problems that arise in the study of an ethylene producing plant are discussed. Control problems are stated that involve a single pyrolysis reactor and a set of identical reactors operating in parallel. Typical dynamic optimization results are given, along with some thoughts on suboptimal control policies and performance sensitivity to process parameter variations. A new type of control problem is considered that involves constraints on control values that are separated in time by multiples of a constant time shift value.

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Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 6 )