Identification of Distillation Systems

  • R. C. McFarlane
  • D. E. Rivera


In this chapter we address the problem of identification of distillation systems for the purpose of obtaining models for process control. Much of the control literature has focused on controller synthesis procedures that are derived under the assumption that suitable models are available. Significantly less attention has been paid to the specific problem of defining the requirements of models for process control purposes and how to make the best choices of design variables in identification to obtain them. Among the objectives of this chapter is to survey the available literature in this area and present some ideas and procedures that, when incorporated into the well established methodology for system identification, make the identification more relevant to the needs of process control.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. McFarlane
    • 1
  • D. E. Rivera
    • 2
  1. 1.Amoco CorporationUSA
  2. 2.Control Systems Engineering Laboratory, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems Research CenterArizona State UniversityUSA

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