Optimal hybrid modeling approach for polymerization reactors using parameter estimation techniques

Farouq S. Mjalli*, Ahmad S. Ibrehem

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The dynamics of polymerization catalytic reactors have been investigated by many researchers during the past five decades; however, the emphasis of these studies was directed towards correlating process model parameters using empirical investigation based on small scale experimental setup and not on real process conditions. The resulting correlations are of limited practical use for industrial scale operations. A statistical study for the relative correlation of each of the effective process parameters revealed the best combination of parameters that could be used for optimizing the process model performance. Parameter estimation techniques are then utilized to find the values of these parameters that minimize a predefined objective function. Published real industrial scale data for the process was used as a basis for validating the process model. To generalize the model, an artificial neural network approach is used to capture the functional relationship of the selected parameters with the process operating conditions. The developed ANN-based correlation was used in a conventional fluidized catalytic bed reactor (FCR) model and simulated under industrial operating conditions. The new hybrid model predictions of the melt-flow index and the emulsion temperature were compared to industrial measurements as well as published models. The predictive quality of the hybrid model was superior to other models. The suggested parameter estimation and modeling approach can be used for process analysis and possible control system design and optimization investigations.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)1078-1087
عدد الصفحات10
دوريةChemical Engineering Research and Design
مستوى الصوت89
رقم الإصدار7
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - يوليو 2011

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