Washington University's Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering uses a DCS virtual plant to model and explore bioreactor and bioprocess control opportunities. "State of the Art" industrial software, hardware and novel synthetic biology technologies are utilized to learn actual problems in both traditional chemical plant and new biotechnology industry. Students conduct control concept testing with pilot plant scale hardware/software. Emphasis is placed on advanced control techniques and its new applications that is easy enough to be used by undergraduates with the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2009Jun 12 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO


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