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Multivariable Real-Time Control of Viscosity Curve for a Continuous Production Process of a Non-Newtonian Fluid

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Chimica e dei Materiali, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Via Marengo 3, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
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Procter & Gamble Eurocor N.V., Temselaan 100, 1853 Strombeek-Bever, Belgium
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Processes 2018, 6(2), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr6020012
Received: 22 December 2017 / Revised: 25 January 2018 / Accepted: 27 January 2018 / Published: 30 January 2018
The application of a multivariable predictive controller to the mixing process for the production of a non-Newtonian fluid is discussed in this work. A data-driven model has been developed to describe the dynamic behaviour of the rheological properties of the fluid as a function of the operating conditions using experimental data collected in a pilot plant. The developed model provides a realistic process representation and it is used to test and verify the multivariable controller, which has been designed to maintain viscosity curves of the non-Newtonian fluid within a given region of the viscosity-vs-shear rate plane in presence of process disturbances occurring in the mixing process. View Full-Text
Keywords: non-Newtonian fluid; multivariable control system; viscosity curve non-Newtonian fluid; multivariable control system; viscosity curve
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Mei, R.; Grosso, M.; Corominas, F.; Baratti, R.; Tronci, S. Multivariable Real-Time Control of Viscosity Curve for a Continuous Production Process of a Non-Newtonian Fluid. Processes 2018, 6, 12.

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