ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Robust stabilization of a chemical reactor
Monika Bakošová, Dalibor Puna, Petr Dostál, and Jana Závacká
Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinského 9, SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Received: 25 July 2008 Revised: 23 January 2009 Accepted: 28 January 2009
Abstract: Robust static output feedback control was applied to a continuous stirred tank reactor with parametric uncertainty and multiple
steady states in which exothermic reaction takes place. The problem of robust controller design was converted to a solution
of linear matrix inequalities and a computationally simple non-iterative algorithm is presented. The possibility of using
robust static output feedback for stabilization of reactors with uncertainty and comparison of robust P and PI controllers
with an optimal controller is demonstrated by simulation results.
Keywords: chemical reactor - multiple steady states - uncertainty - robust control - static output feedback
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 63 (5) 527–536 (2009)