Wednesday, November 19, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 203-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Systems and Process Control (10b)

#424 - Modeling and Control of Polymer Processes (10B02)
This session will provide a forum for the discussion of the challenges facing academic researchers and industrial practitioners in the field of modeling and control of polymerization processes. Speakers will discuss the underlying driving forces that characterize these class of process control problems and will describe the design and implementation of state-of-the-art modeling and control strategies for several representative polymerization processes. Speakers will also discuss the use of process models to gain insights into the design of appropriate control strategies for polymer processes.
Chair:John P. Congalidis
CoChair:John R. Richards
8:30 AMModel-Based Product and Process Development for Polymers in An Industrial Environment
Klaus-Dieter Hungenberg
8:50 AMDevelopment of on-Line Optimization-Based Control Strategies for a Starved-Feed Semi-Batch Copolymerization Reactor
Onyinye E. Okorafo, Luis Fernando Torres, Robin A Hutchinson, Martin Guay
9:10 AMDetermination of the Dominant Nucleation Mechanism for Oil-Soluble Initiators in Miniemulsion Polymerization Using Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations
Jonathan A. Rawlston, Juchen Guo, F. Joseph Schork, Martha Grover Gallivan
9:30 AMModular Optimization and Optimal Control of Polymerization Reactions
Michael Wulkow
9:50 AMIntegrated Modeling and Control of Polymeric Coating Curing Process and Product Under Uncertainty
Zheng Liu, Yinlun Huang, Zhen Wu
10:10 AMExperiences in the Building of Dynamic Flowsheet Models for Embedded Nonlinear Control
Kenneth V. Allsford, John Goodman, Jeffrey G. Renfro
10:30 AMAdvanced Process Control for Chemical Batch Reactors Applied to a Polymerization Process
Wim Van Brempt

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