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In this paper the use of neural networks for the determination of the kinetic function of a reacting system is presented. Different neural networks architectures are compared with the traditional kinetic identification methods for the esterification reaction between propionic anhydride and 2-butanol, catalysed by sulphuric acid. The results indicate that the neural network approach can be used for the identification of kinetic functions of complex reactions when a considerable amount of data is available, although there is little knowledge about the kinetic pathway and the amount of time is limited.

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Authors: ZALDIVAR J M ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);PANETSOS F, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Escuela Politécnica Superior (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ESCAPE-3, Graz (AT), July 5-7, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37615 ORA
Record Number: 199311057 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en