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thermal stress
Microalgae production
Nonlinear programming
Czochralski crystal growth
temperature distribution estimation
Distributed parameter system
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University of Alberta
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Abdollahi, Javad
Supervisor and department
Dubljevic, Stevan (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Sauvageau, Dominic (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Budman, Hector (Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo)
Prasad, Vinay (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Tavakoli, Mahdi (Electrical Engineering)
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Process Control
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Doctor of Philosophy
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There are varieties of time-varying processes in chemical engineering industrial applications. These processes are abundant among lumped and distributed parameter systems and in batch systems they involve time-dependent change of parameters and/or geometry within lumped and/or distributed parameter systems settings. The focus of this thesis is on optimal state estimation and tracking regulation of two fed-batch processes with time-varying parameters and geometry. The first process is nonlinear time-varying microalgae growth and lipid production. An optimal reference trajectory is identified for maximum lipid production and moving horizon estimator along with model predictive control is realized for reference trajectory tracking of lipid production model. The second process is Czochralski crystal growth process which has moving boundary parabolic partial deferential equation describing heat transfer as dynamic model coupled with a lumped parameter model of pulling dynamics. Galerkin's method is used to reduce the distributed parameter model's order and an observer is developed to reconstruct temperature distribution evolution over the entire crystal domain during growth process. The performance of the observer is examined by implementing the observer on finite element model of the heat transfer in crystal. Furthermore, finite element model of the heat transfer along with finite element model of anisotropic thermal stresses in growing crystal are utilized to identify an optimal trajectory and develop a model predictive reference trajectory tracking controller for temperature distribution in the Czochralski crystal growth process to maximize the crystal cooling while maintaining the thermally induced stresses below the critical value in order to improve the quality of the grown crystal.
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Citation for previous publication
Abdollahi, J., Dubljevic, S., 2012. Lipid production optimization and optimal control of heterotrophic microalgae fed-batch bioreactor. Chemical Engineering Science, 84, 619-627Abdollahi, J., Izadi, M., Dubljevic, S., 2014. Temperature distribution reconstruction in czochralski crystal growth process. AIChE Journal DOI 10.1002/aic.14486.Abdollahi, J., Dubljevic, S., 2013. Crystal radius and temperature regulation in czochralski crystallization process, in: American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 1626-1632Abdollahi, J., Dubljevic, S., 2013. Distributed temperature estimation in Czochralski crystal growth process, in: American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 5349- 5354

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