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Combustion efficiency optimization and virtual testing: a data-mining approach

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2 Author(s)
Kusiak, A. ; Intelligent Syst. Lab., Iowa Univ., Iowa City, IA ; Zhe Song

In this paper, a data-mining approach is applied to optimize combustion efficiency of a coal-fired boiler. The combustion process is complex, nonlinear, and nonstationary. A virtual testing procedure is developed to validate the results produced by the optimization methods. The developed procedure quantifies improvements in the combustion efficiency without performing live testing, which is expensive and time consuming. The ideas introduced in this paper are illustrated with an industrial case study

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Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 3 )