Reflux Control of a Laboratory Distillation Column via MPC-based Reference Governor
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinského 9, SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Abstract: An optimization-based control strategy is proposed to improve control performance of a primary PI controller. The strategy, referred to as a MPC-based reference governor, optimizes the performance of a primary PI controller by supplying optimal setpoints to the primary controller. This primary PI controller is responsible for reflux ratio manipulation in a distillation column, to control the temperature of the column head. This paper shows theoretical and experimental results obtained on the laboratory-scale.
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Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2017, pp. 139—143, DOI: 10.1515/acs-2017-0023