Control of the particle size distribution in emulsion polymerization by mid-course correction using a hybrid model

Alireza Hosseinia, Milad Oshaghia and Sebastian Engella,    aProcess Dynamics and Operations Group, Technische Universität Dortmund, 44227 Dortmund, Germany


In this paper, a new control strategy that employs a mid-course correction to control the particle size distribution in emulsion polymerization is developed. In this approach, online and infrequent measurements are used to obtain the states of the system at the mid-course of the process. Then an optimization is performed to obtain the optimal trajectory of the input from the mid-course up to the end of the process. For this optimization, a hybrid model is used. This ...

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