Technique for Parameter Estimation in Chemical Processes

A. Boukrouche*

Laboratoire d’Automatique et Informatique de Guelma, Faculté des Sciences et de l’ingénierie

Université de Guelma B.P. 401 Guelma, Algeria

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Received : 06 May 2002; revised version accepted :12 December 2002


The exploitation of the data obtained with a reaction calorimeter is based on the calculation of the heat production rate using a thermal model of the process.

In this paper, a restoration technique is proposed for the estimation of time-varying parameters such as the heat reaction rate in a chemical process, this technique is based on optimal control theory. The performances of the proposed technique are illustrated through the estimation of the heat reaction rate of the acetic anhydride hydrolysis in a calorimeter.

Keywords : Batch; Estimation; Heat; Kinetic parameters; Optimal control.

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