(233i) Design of Nonlinear Observer for State Estimation of a Bioreactor
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2016
- Proceeding: 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum
- Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 3:15pm-5:45pm
Unknown input observer was developed to estimate the state in presence of certain types of faults and disturbance3. Comparing to other observers, unknown input observer can eliminate the effect of certain disturbance or fault despite of their size when their possible influences are estimated in the process model. To estimate the process state in presence of process disturbance or unknown inputs, a new design of nonlinear unknown input observer is proposed and it is applied for state estimation of a bioreactor. Design of such observer is provided and sufficient and necessary conditions of the observer are discussed.
Experimental study of batch and fed-batch operation of a bioreactor was performed, which used Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain mutant SM14 to produce Î²-carotene. Fed-batch experiment was based on the feeding of glucose and ethanol. Based on the mathematical modeling of the process which is demonstrated in our previous study5, unknown input observer for the bioreactor was developed. Model-plant mismatch was observed between the original process model and measurements when changing the initial conditions or operating mode of the experiments. State estimation of the process from the designed observer was demonstrated and compared to the experiment measurements. Results indicated that the state estimation from unknown input observer has smaller estimation error compared to the original process model, especially for the fed-batch experiment.
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