Fikar, M., Latifi, M. A., Fournier, F., Creff, Y.: Optimal Control of a Distillation Column Using Iterative Dynamic Programming. Proceedings 11th Conference Process Control'97, Tatranske Matliare, 236 - 240, 1997.

In this contribution we apply the iterative dynamic programming (IDP) to obtain optimal control policy for reference change in a binary distillation column. The benefits of the proposed approach are small number of iterations required to converge to global optimum and ability to handle multivariable constrained systems.