Abstract: The project work focuses on employing the controlling and on-line monitoring of ethanol-water solution separation using fuzzy logic approach through Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) implementation. The mixture is commonly found during the conversion of sugars into alcohol, hence, separation is needed for utilization of separated solvents for further use. The technique adopted for the purpose is through the distillation which is relying upon the controlling of the boiling points of the solvents under relevant pressure. Thus, control can be efficiently accomplished through intelligent controllers like Fuzzy Logic Controllers (FLC). It smartly controls the boiling temperature of the solution and provides the desired response per rules. Sugeno Model has been used for the purpose. The FLC has been implemented on the PLC DVP-10SX11R through fuzzy Temperature Control command (FTC). The performance of the system can be evaluated and monitored on the HMI.
Shahzeb Ansari, Ayaz Ahmed, Sarang Karim, Deepak Dodeja and Yahya Khan Brohi, 2018. PLC Based Fuzzy Controlled Ethanol-Water Separation System. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 5266-5275.