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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