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Markku Ohenoja, Kamelia Boodhoo, David Reay, Marko Paavola, Kauko Leiviskä, Process control in intensified continuous solids handling, Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, Volume 131, 2018, Pages 59-69, ISSN 0255-2701,

Process control in intensified continuous solids handling

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Author: Ohenoja, Markku1; Boodhoo, Kamelia2; Reay, David2,3;
Organizations: 1Control Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, PO Box 4300, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2School of Engineering, Merz Court, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
3David Reay & Associates, PO Box 25, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear NE26 1QT, UK
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-07-10


The application of process intensification (PI) techniques in solids handling processes requires careful assessment of challenges and limitations set by the solid phase present in the process streams. Preferably, the PI implementation involves a holistic way of thinking that covers all necessary aspects during the design phase. One of the key requirements for successful PI application is a feasible process control design that enables one to operate the process at its designed operation point. In this study, the early stage control considerations are presented for a selection of PI technologies targeted for continuous solids handling processes. The information collected in this work can be linked to the design flowsheet of each PI and is therefore readily available for a process development team to facilitate integrated process and control design. The methodology presented can be used to diminish the gap between PI and control for any PI technology.

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Series: Chemical engineering and processing
ISSN: 0255-2701
ISSN-E: 1873-3204
ISSN-L: 0255-2701
Volume: 131
Pages: 59 - 69
DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2018.07.008
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 215 Chemical engineering
Funding: This work was developed under the financial support received from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – H2020-SPIRE-2015 (IbD® – Intensified by Design. GA-680565).
EU Grant Number: (680565) IbD - Intensified by Design® for the intensification of processes involving solids handling
Copyright information: © 2018 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license