Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2509(98)00138-9
Title: Use of alternate process variables for enhancing pH control performance
Authors: Lakshmi Narayanan, N.R.
Krishnaswamy, P.R. 
Rangaiah, G.P. 
Keywords: Adaptive internal model control
pH Control
PI control
Process variable
Issue Date: 1-Sep-1998
Source: Lakshmi Narayanan, N.R.,Krishnaswamy, P.R.,Rangaiah, G.P. (1998-09-01). Use of alternate process variables for enhancing pH control performance. Chemical Engineering Science 53 (17) : 3041-3049. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2509(98)00138-9
Abstract: In pH control, the process variable tha is very often used is pH itself although use of other alternate variables may provide better performance. In this paper, use of three easily implementable process variables (namely, difference in hydrogen and hydroxyl ion concentration η, hydrogen ion concentration C(H) and process pH) are experimentally investigated in the context of two control strategies, namely, PI control and adaptive nonlinear internal model control. Experimental results show that, in general, use of η provides superior control performance. In the case of adaptive nonlinear internal model control, significantly improved control is obtained with η as the process variable. This improvement is attributed to the reduction in process static nonlinearity on account of η. Besides, η can also be easily calculated from measured pH for any type of neutralization system. Thus, there is a strong case for using η instead of pH as the process variable in pH control.
Source Title: Chemical Engineering Science
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/67594
ISSN: 00092509
DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2509(98)00138-9
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