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Measurement based modeling and control of bimodal particle size distribution in batch emulsion polymerization

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  • Mazen Alamir,

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    1. Gipsa-lab/CNRS, University of Grenoble. Rue de la Houille Blanche, 38400 Saint Martin d'Hères, France
    • Gipsa-lab/CNRS, University of Grenoble. Rue de la Houille Blanche, 38400 Saint Martin d'Hères, France
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  • Nida Sheibat-Othman,

    1. Université de Lyon, Univ. Lyon 1, CPE Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5007, Laboratoire d'Automatique et de Génie des Procédés (LAGEP), 43 Bd du 11, F-69616 Villeurbanne, France
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  • Sami Othman

    1. Université de Lyon, Univ. Lyon 1, CPE Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5007, Laboratoire d'Automatique et de Génie des Procédés (LAGEP), 43 Bd du 11, F-69616 Villeurbanne, France
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Abstract

In this article, a novel modeling approach is proposed for bimodal Particle Size Distribution (PSD) control in batch emulsion polymerization. The modeling approach is based on a behavioral model structure that captures the dynamics of PSD. The parameters of the resulting model can be easily identified using a limited number of experiments. The resulting model can then be incorporated in a simple learning scheme to produce a desired bimodal PSD while compensating for model mismatch and/or physical parameters variations using very simple updating rules. © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 2010

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