Optimal model-free control of solar thermal membrane distillation system

Paul Bendevis, Ayman M. Karam, Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati

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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive optimal control framework for solar thermal membrane distillation systems. We demonstrate how a simple model-free bang-bang controller can be derived from a model predictive control strategy. A detailed analysis of the performance of the proposed bang-bang controller is given and shown to improve performance by up to 50% in some cases. Intuition behind the bang-bang controller and a few case studies are given.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106622
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Volume133
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2019

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