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Robust feedback control of convective drying of particulate solids

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This work considers robust control of continuous convective drying of particulate solids where the major process uncertainty lies in the kinetics of the second (falling-rate) drying period. Using the concept of normalised drying curve, for arbitrary shape of the curve, the steady state particle moisture content is derived. Applying appropriate uncertainty models, a robust feedback controller is designed to guarantee desired product moisture. Advantages of this approach are discussed in comparison to convential PI and LQ-optimal control. The approach is exemplified for the case of fluidised bed drying of baker's yeast particles. Results show very good performance with respect to parametric uncertainty and disturbance rejection even at non-nominal steady-states.
Tijdschrift: Journal of Process Control
ISSN: 0959-1524
Volume: 69
Pagina's: 86 - 96
Aantal pagina's: 11
Jaar van publicatie:2018
Trefwoorden:Toegepaste scheikunde en chemische ingenieurswetenschappen, Elektronica en elektrotechniek