Unstable behaviour of plants with recycle

Anton A. Kiss, Costin S. Bildea, Alexandre C. Dimian, Piet D. Iedema

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This article considers processes involving two reactants and two reactions It is demonstrated that plantwide control relying on self-regulation results in regions of state multiplicity or unfeasibility, even if the stand-alone reactor has a unique, stable operating point. Moreover, when selectivity reasons require low per-pass conversion, instability is very likely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kiss, A. A., Bildea, C. S., Dimian, A. C., & Iedema, P. D. (2003). Unstable behaviour of plants with recycle. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 14(C), 431-436. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(03)80153-0