*Dynamics and Nonlinear Control of Integrated Process Systems*

Michael Baldea (University of Texas at Austin) and Prodromos Daoutidis
(University of Minnesota)

Cambridge University Press

September  2012

ISBN-10: 052119170X

ISBN-13: 978-0521191708

272 pages


US$125 list

Developed around an extensive body of recent research by the authors, this
book provides a new paradigm for the effective control of tightly
integrated process systems. The material documents rigorously the dynamic
behavior that emerges at the plant level when tight integration through
material recycling and energy recovery is employed, and presents the means
for deriving explicit and physically meaningful low-dimensional models of
the dominant plant dynamics. A hierarchical controller design framework is
introduced, which discerns and coordinates between regulatory control at
the unit level and supervisory, plant-wide control, and enables the design
of nonlinear controllers for enforcing plant-wide transitions. Numerous
process applications are discussed in detail to illustrate the application
of the methods and their potential to improve process operations. MATLAB
codes are also presented to guide further application of the methods
developed and facilitate practical implementations.

Aimed at researchers and engineers interested in analyzing and controlling
integrated chemical plants as well as other systems with complex
interconnections (reaction networks, power grids, information networks,
supply chains), the book combines a pedagogical style of exposition with
technical rigor and practical examples.

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Table of contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Singular perturbation theory; 3.
Process systems with significant material recycling; 4. Process systems
with purge streams; 5. Dynamics and control of generalized integrated
process systems; 6. Process systems with energy recycling; 7. Process
systems with high energy throughput

Prodromos Daoutidis
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
tel: 612-625-8818
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