Towards model predictive control on anaerobic digestion process

Grace Oppong, Gary A. Montague, Elaine B. Martin

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Anaerobic digestion with biogas production has both economic and environmental benefits. 25% of all bioenergy in the future could potentially be sourced from biogas. Although anaerobic digesters have seen wide applicability, they typically perform below their optimum performance as a consequence of the complexity of the underlying process. This work involves the development of a generic advanced process control system to optimize the performance of anaerobic digesters. There is a requirement for a configurable monitoring and optimization system with associated sensors to optimize the production of biogas, combined with a degree of flexibility for quality and content of the digestate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-689
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event10th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems - Mumbai, India
Duration: 18 Dec 201320 Dec 2013


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