Optimal temperature control in a batch polymerization reactor using fuzzy-relational models-dynamics matrix control

Cetinkaya S. , Zeybek Z., Hapoglu H., Alpbaz M.

COMPUTERS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, cilt.30, ss.1315-1323, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2006.04.002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1315-1323


In this work, fuzzy-relational models-dynamics matrix control (Fuzzy-DMC) was applied to the free radical solution polymerization of styrene in a jacketted batch reactor and its performance was examined to reach the required monomer conversion, molecular weight and chain length in a minimum time. The reactor temperature was controlled by manipulating the heat-input to the reactor. The performance of the Fuzzy-DMC controller was compared with that of the nonlinear generalized predictive control (NLGPC). (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.