Advanced Analytic Control Techniques for Thermal Systems with Heat Exchangers presents the latest research on sophisticated
analytic and control techniques specific for Heat Exchangers (HXs) and heat Exchanger Networks (HXNs), such as Stability Analysis,
Efficiency of HXs, Fouling Effect, Delay Phenomenon, Robust Control, Algebraic Control, Geometric Control, Optimal Control,
Fuzzy Control and Artificial Intelligence techniques. Editor Libor Pekar and his team of global expert contributors combine
their knowledge and experience of investigated and applied systems and processes in this thorough review of the most advanced
networks, analyzing their dynamics, efficiency, transient features, physical properties, performance, feasibility, flexibility
and controllability. The structural and dynamic analyses and control approaches of HXNs, as well as energy efficient manipulation
techniques are discussed, in addition to the design of the control systems through the full life cycle. This equips the reader
with an understanding of the relevant theory in a variety of settings and scenarios and the confidence to apply that knowledge
to solve problems in an academic or professional setting.
Graduate students and early-mid career professionals
require a robust understanding of how to suitably design thermal systems with HXs and HXNs to achieve required performance
levels, which this book offers in one consolidated reference. All examples and solved problems included have been tried and
tested, and these combined with the research driven theory provides professionals, researchers and students with the most
recent techniques to maximize the energy efficiency and sustainability of existing and new thermal power systems.