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Nonlinear feedforward control of bioreactors with input multiplicities

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Source : Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Volume 24, p.123-129 (2001)

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Department : Chemical

Year : 2001

Abstract : A steady-state nonlinear feedforward controller (FFC) for measurable disturbances is designed for a continuous bioreactor, which is represented by Hammerstein type nonlinear model wherein the nonlinearity is a polynomial with input multiplicities. The manipulated variable is the feed substrate concentration (S f) and the disturbance variable is the dilution rate (D). The productivity (Q=DP) is considered as the controlled variable. The desired value of Q=3.73 gives two values of feed substrate concentration. The nonlinearity in the gain is considered for relating output to the manipulated variable and separately for the relation between output to disturbance variable. The FFC is also designed for the overall linearized system. The performance of the FFC is evaluated on the nonlinear differential equation model. The FFC is also designed for the model based on a single nonlinear steady-state equation containing both D and S f. This nonlinear FFC gives the best performance. The nonlinear FFC is also designed by using only linear gain for the disturbance and nonlinear gain for the manipulated variable. Similarly, nonlinear FFC is also designed by using linear gain for the manipulated variable and the nonlinear gain for the disturbance variable. The performances of these FFC schemes are compared.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Jyothi S. N. and M. Chidambaram, “Nonlinear feedforward control of bioreactors with input multiplicities”, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, vol. 24, pp. 123-129, 2001.

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