Unconstrained nonlinear state estimation for chemical processes

  • Author / Creator
    Shenoy, Arjun Vsiwanath
  • Estimation theory is a branch of statistics and probability that derives information about random variables based on known information. In process engineering, state estimation is used for a variety of purposes, such as: soft sensing, digital filter design, model predictive control and performance monitoring. In literature, there exist numerous estimation algorithms. In this study, we provide guidelines for choosing the appropriate estimator for a system under consideration. Various estimators are compared and their advantages and disadvantages are highlighted. This has been done through case studies which use examples from process engineering. We also address certain robustness issues of application of estimation techniques to chemical processes. Choice of estimator in case of high plant-model mismatch has also been discussed. The study is restricted to unconstrained nonlinear estimators.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2010
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    Master of Science
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