Graph representation and distributed control of diffusion-convection-reaction system networks

Manjiri Moharir, Davood B. Pourkargar, Ali Almansoori, Prodromos Daoutidis

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Equation graph representations are proposed for generic diffusion-convection-reaction systems described by parabolic partial differential equations. A measure of structural input-output closeness is proposed, and its relationship with the equation graph representation is established. A graph-based algorithm to obtain network decompositions for distributed control is extended to networks that have diffusion-convection-reaction systems, and the effectiveness of the decomposition is demonstrated through a case study on a prototypical reaction-separation plant.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)128-139
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Engineering Science
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2019


  • Distributed control
  • Distributed parameter systems
  • Graph theory
  • Model predictive control
  • Process control
  • Process network decomposition


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