Analysis and nonlinear control of an ethyl acetate reactive distillation column

Nishith Vora, Prodromos Daoutidis

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Abstract

In this work, we study a reactive distillation column for the production of ethyl acetate. Initially we propose a configuration that involves feeding the two reactants in different trays and allows obtaining higher conversion and purity than the conventional configuration that involves feeding in a single tray. A nonlinear controller is then designed to control the product purity in this new configuration with good set-point tracking and disturbance rejection properties, and its performance is compared with that of a linear proportional-integral (PI) controller.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 American Control Conference, ACC 1998
Pages2113-2117
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Event1998 American Control Conference, ACC 1998 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 24 1998Jun 26 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other1998 American Control Conference, ACC 1998
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period6/24/986/26/98

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