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Signal Synthesis Model Reference Adaptive Controller with Artificial Intelligent Technique for a Control of Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor

Harsh Goud / Pankaj Swarnkar
Published Online: 2018-11-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2018-0145


Modelling and controlling of Continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) is one of the major problems in the process industry. The nonlinear characteristic of CSTR may change the variation of temperature in either direction from the given set value. Chemical reactions within the CSTR depends on the given reference temperature. Such variation from reference values may result in degrading the variety of biomass. Design and implementation of the precise control device in such system are difficult for researchers. This paper proposes the MIT based control scheme as a solution to control problem of CSTR. An improvement of signal synthesis MIT system has been proposed in this study to enhance the steady-state and transient performance of CSTR. Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) based controller parameter tuning technique is applied to get the optimal performance of the controller. This paper shows the design and implementation of conventional PID tuned with the Z-N method, adaptive PID tune with ABC, MIT and ABC-MIT for CSTR. Detailed comparison based on simulation studies is presented which shows that ABC-MIT based control scheme improves the transient and steady state response.

Keywords: continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR); PID controller; model reference adaptive control; artificial bee colony (ABC)


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About the article

Received: 2018-06-09

Accepted: 2018-09-22

Revised: 2018-07-20

Published Online: 2018-11-03

Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 20180145, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2018-0145.

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