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Author(s): Petia Georgieva
Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo
Maria João Gonçalves
Peter Ho
Title: Modeling of sugar crystallization through knowledge integration
Issue Date: 2003
Abstract: This paper reports on the comparison of three modeling approaches that were applied to a fed batch evaporative sugar crystallization process. They are termed white box, black box, and grey box modeling strategies, which reflects the level of physical transparency and understanding of the model. White box models represent the traditional modeling approach, based on modeling by first principles. Black box models rely on recorded process data and knowledge collected during the normal process operation. Among various tools in this group an artificial neural networks (ANN) approach is adopted in this paper. The grey box model is obtained from a combination of first principles modeling, based on mass, energy and population balances, with an ANN to approximate three kinetic parameters -- crystal growth rate, nucleation rate and the agglomeration kernel. The results have shown that the hybrid modeling approach outperformed the other aforementioned modeling strategies.
Subject: Engenharia química
Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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