ICA  Vol.5 No.3 , August 2014
Regulation of the Reacted Layer Thickness in a Gas-Solid Reacting System
ABSTRACT

A mathematical model for the analysis of a gas-solid reacting system is presented. This model is an alternative to the classical shrinking-core model. The model has a structure that can be easily transformed into a canonical control form, which is proper for controller synthesis. Analytical solution of the model to describe the open-loop behavior is expressed in terms of the Lambert function. The Lambert function is evaluated from aTaylorexpansion series. Besides, a controller is proposed to regulate the reacted layer thickness using initially the diffusion coefficient as control input. The control law is synthesized employing the feedback linearization technique. Main contributions of this work are the synthesis of the layer thickness controller, and the employment of the process temperature as substitute of the diffusion coefficient as the control input.


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Barron, M. , Medina, D. and Plascencia, G. (2014) Regulation of the Reacted Layer Thickness in a Gas-Solid Reacting System. Intelligent Control and Automation, 5, 91-96. doi: 10.4236/ica.2014.53010.
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