University of California, Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science ECH 157 Process Dynamics and Control Ahmet Palazoglu HOMEWORK 1 Fall 2010 (40 points) Consider the processes listed below: 1. a distillation column 2. a catalytic fixed-bed reactor Find information on their operation and control in the open literature for specific applications (e.g., control of a multi-effect evaporator for concentrating tomato juice). The processes you find should not be generic systems (e.g., control of fixed-bed reactors). You can use a variety of resources including textbooks, journal articles, company brochures, web sites etc. Part of your grade will consider the quality of your literature search and the sources found. For the selected processes, ♦ briefly describe the function of the processing unit and its relevance/importance to the
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