Optimal State-Feedback Regulation of the Hydrogen Evolution Reactions

Authors
Costanza, Vicente
Publication Year
2005
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A control strategy is developed in order to keep processes based on the hydrogen evolution reactions (HER) near operational steady states. The problem is treated in the context of Optimal Control for nonlinear systems subject to quadratic cost objectives. The original dynamics is shown to be accurately approximated by a bilinear model without increasing the dimension, so the state variables retain their physical meaning. Finite and infinite horizon optimal control strategies are developed, based on the Hamiltonian formalism, and introducing a novel approach for working on-line with generalized Riccati differential equations and the associated costate dynamics. When there exists a final penalty on the state deviation, then a first order quasi-linear partial differential equation is discovered and solved for the Riccati matrix. The observability problem is also treated, since the natural state (electrode surface coverage) can not be measured continuously. The output variable (current density) is fed into a high-gain nonlinear observer based on Lyapunov´s stability considerations. The whole approach allows for (in general time-dependent) state-feedback control.
Fil: Costanza, Vicente. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química; Argentina
Subject
Optimal Control
Hydrogen Reactions
Partial Differential Equations
Bilinear Systems
Otras Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Open access
Condiciones de uso
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/26599