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Title: Modelling and temperature control of a wine fermentation process with solar cooling
Authors: Fabri, Simon G.
Agius, Joseph
Ghirlando, Robert
Axisa, Redeemer
Keywords: Adaptive control systems
Wine and wine making
Temperature control
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Citation: Fabri, S. G., Agius, J., Ghirlando, R., & Axisa, R. (2016). Modelling and temperature control of a wine fermentation process with solar cooling. 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Athens. 985-990.
Abstract: This paper presents modelling, controller design and implementation of a solar-powered vapour absorption cooling system for wine fermentation. All the major system components are modelled and simulated, and a model predictive control approach is taken to design a closed loop system for regulation of the fermentation temperatures. The system was implemented and tested during actual wine fermentation, yielding a very good control performance. This work demonstrates the potential of energy-saving cooling technologies and control system design for the wine making industry.
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