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Analysis and Temperatures Control in a Tubular Chemical Reactor

Vladimir Bobal, Petr Dostal, Jiri Vojtesek
The paper deals with analysis and continuous-time adaptive control of a tubular chemical reactor with a countercurrent cooling as a non-linear single input – single output process. The output reactant temperature and the mean reactant temperature are chosen as the controlled outputs, and, the coolant flow rate as the control input. The parameters of its continuous-time external linear model are estimated via corresponding delta model The resulting controllers are derived using polynomial approach. The control system structure with two feedback controllers is considered. The approach is tested on a mathematical model of the tubular chemical reactor.
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