Distributed control of interconnected Chemical Reaction Networks with delay

Lőrinc Márton, G. Szederkényi, K. Hangos

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This paper introduces a control approach for a class of Chemical Reaction Networks (CRNs) that are interconnected through a delayed convection network. First, a control-oriented model is proposed for interconnected CRNs. Second, based on this model, a distributed control method is introduced which assures that each CRN can be driven into a desired fixed point (setpoint) independently of the delay in the convection network. The proposed algorithm is also augmented with a disturbance attenuation term to compensate the effect of unknown input disturbances on setpoint tracking performance. The control design applies the theory of passive systems and methods developed for multi-agent systems. Simulation results are provided to show the applicability of the proposed control method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-62
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Process Control
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Chemical Reaction Networks
  • Delay systems
  • Distributed control
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Nonlinear systems
  • Passivity
  • Process systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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