## R. Paulen, M. Fikar, Optimal Operation of Batch Membrane Processes, Springer Verlag, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-20474-1

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MATLAB sources to selected examples

### About

The main aims of this monograph are to study dynamic optimization and
control of batch diafiltration processes, to explore the existing
operation practice, and to provide improved operation based on the
optimal control theory.

This monograph is organized as follows. The first part
(Chapters 1-3) introduces theory of membrane processes, optimal
control, and dynamic optimisation in a way to provide tools which are
exploited in the second part for finding of optimal operation of batch
diafiltration processes. The theory of membrane processes includes
definition of separation problems, derivation of dynamic matematical
models of batch membrane processes, and introduction of typical cost
specifications. The control theory involves introduction to problems
of dynamic optimization mainly from an chemical engineering point of
view. It is followed by an explanation of methods (analytical and
numerical ones) which can be exploited to treat problems of optimal
control of membrane processes.

The second part (Chapters 4-8) then builds upon the
theoretical basis and uses it to establish solution to treated
problems. It is divided into membrane models with increasing
complexity. First, the limiting flux model is treated. The next
chapter deals with perfect separation of solutes with arbitrary flux
models. A further generalisation is studied when macrosolute is
perfectly rejected or if both rejection coefficients are
constant. Finally, Chapter 8 discusses the most general model. Each
chapter starts with derivation of optimal operation and continues with
selected case studies that present various aspects of considered
optimal control problems and discuss possible advantages and drawbacks
of real implementation of optimal operation of diafiltration
processes.