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Dynamic structural transformations for distillation control configurations

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  • Dae R. Yang,

    1. Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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  • Kurt V. Waller,

    1. Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Åbo Akademi, 20500 Åbo, Finland
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  • Dale E. Seborg,

    1. Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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  • Duncan A. Mellichamp

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    • Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Abstract

A control structure transformation is presented that includes the effects of inventory control system dynamics and internal flow dynamics on flows and compositions. This new transformation can be used to predict column dynamic operation for any alternative control structure from the open-loop model (inventory control only) obtained for a particular control structure (LV). New types of inverse responses are predicted using this technique and verified both by rigorous dynamic simulation and by experimental studies on a pilot-scale distillation column. These features also can be shown theoretically using a simplified transfer function model.

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