- Carnegie Mellon University
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- 5000 Forbes Avenue
- Doherty Hall, Room A103
- Pittsburgh, PA 15213
|2013 — 2014||M.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University|
|2009 — 2013||B.S., Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University|
Distillation simulation for stability and control: A large number of papers have been written on the subject of distillation control over the past 5 decades. But these papers have not been guided by theoretical analysis and a theory for distillation control does not exist. Very recently we have succeeded in developing such a theory and we have been able to show that distillation systems are stable if the hydrodynamics are stabilized. This means that the column control configuration that stabilizes the mass balance will yield stable control. I am working on developing distillation simulation models that replicate instabilities that have been observed in distillation control. The source of the instability will be identified using theory and new control systems will developed that stabilize the column.