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URN etd-0802106-182130 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 2816 times. Download 980 times. Author Tzu-Chun Hu Author's Email Address No Public. Department Chemical Engineering Year 2005 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language English Page Count 125 Title Use of Design of Experiments to Optimize Scale-up Production of Nanosized Silver Particles Keyword Experiment Design Scale-up Production Data-driven Model Nanosized Silver Particles Nanosized Silver Particles Data-driven Model Scale-up Production Experiment Design Abstract In our previous work (Lee, 2005), optimization on the synthesis of nanosized silver particles by chemical reduction based on the data-driven model was studied. The results of our previous work were carried out based on the laboratory experimental data (loading 100 cc reacting mixtures in a 200 cc beaker and shaking in an isothermal shaker). In this work, the scale-up production (2 liter or more) of nanosized silver particles is desirable. Extension of the identified data-driven model from the laboratory experimental data to find the optimal operating conditions for scale-up production is achieved by the tailored experiment design. A reliable optimum condition for operating a process can be determined on the basis of the sequential constructed data-driven model originated from the identified model of a small-scale system. Only limited experiments are required. A simulated example and the experimental synthesis of nanosized silver particles were adopted as the testing systems. The proposed heuristic optimization algorithm was examined and proven to be applicable. Advisor Committee Jyh-Shyong Chang - advisor
Cheng-Liang Chen - co-chair
Rong-Chi Wang - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2006-07-21 Date of Submission 2006-08-07