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Title: Modelling and control of a waste to energy plant : waste bed temperature control using a feedback control law
Author: Bardi, Silvia
ISNI:       0000 0004 2686 7059
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2010
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In this dissertation the waste incineration process has been described, an overview of the state of the art control methodologies given and a new approach, based on input/output linearization and extremum seeking has been presented. This approach has been tested on a model appositely designed. The results have shown that it is possible to control the waste bed temperature to certain reference values, with robustness against changes in the waste composition. It is furthermore possible to identify reference values for the waste bed temperature such as the steam ow rate is maximized, while at the same time fulfilling operational constraints.
Supervisor: Astolfi, Alessandro ; Paice, Andrew Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral