“Temperature Control of a Pilot Anaerobic Digestion Reactor”

Authors: Finn Haugen, Rune Bakke and Bernt Lie,
Affiliation: Telemark University College
Reference: 2013, Vol 34, No 3, pp. 99-117.

Keywords: Anaerobic digestion, Bioreactor, Biogas, Temperature control, PI control, On-off control, Feedforward control

Abstract: Results of analysis and design and implementation of a temperature controlsystem for a practical pilot anaerobic digestion (AD) bioreactor fed with dairywaste are presented. A dynamic model of the reactor temperature is used asthe basis for theoretical results, including simulations. Controller functionsinclude on-off control, proportional plus integral (PI) control, andfeedforward control. Various PI controller tuning methods are compared. Theneed for adaptivity of PI settings is investigated. Results for asimulated full-scale reactor are given.

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  title={{Temperature Control of a Pilot Anaerobic Digestion Reactor}},
  author={Haugen, Finn and Bakke, Rune and Lie, Bernt},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}