CSTR Modeling and Control Case Study

Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)

A reactor is used to convert a hazardous chemical A to an acceptable chemical B in waste stream before entering a nearby lake. This particular reactor is dynamically modeled as a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) with a simplified kinetic mechanism that describes the conversion of reactant A to product B with an irreversible and exothermic reaction. It is desired to maintain the temperature at a constant setpoint that maximizes the destruction of A (highest possible temperature).

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CSTR Simulation

CSTR Parameter Estimation

CSTR Control Resources