DESIGN OF NEURONAL NETWORK TO CONTROL SPIRULINA AQUACULTURE

Ernesto Ponce, Claudio Ponce, Bernardo Barraza

Abstract

A neural network that was designed to control a Spirulina aquaculture process in a pilot plant in the north of Chile, is presented in this work. Spirulina is a super food, but is a delicate alga and its culture may be suddenly lost by rapid changes in the weather that can affect its temperature, salinity or pH. The neural network control system presented is complex and non linear, and has several variables. The previous automatic control system for the plant proved unable to cope with large climatic variations. The advantage of this new method is the improvement in efficiency of the process, and a reliable control system that is able to adapt to climatic changes. The future application of this work is related to the industrial production of food and fuel from micro algae culture, for the growing world population.

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Ponce E., Ponce C. and Barraza B. (2008). DESIGN OF NEURONAL NETWORK TO CONTROL SPIRULINA AQUACULTURE . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8111-30-2, pages 289-292. DOI: 10.5220/0001482002890292


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@conference{icinco08,
author={Ernesto Ponce and Claudio Ponce and Bernardo Barraza},
title={DESIGN OF NEURONAL NETWORK TO CONTROL SPIRULINA AQUACULTURE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2008},
pages={289-292},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001482002890292},
isbn={978-989-8111-30-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - DESIGN OF NEURONAL NETWORK TO CONTROL SPIRULINA AQUACULTURE
SN - 978-989-8111-30-2
AU - Ponce E.
AU - Ponce C.
AU - Barraza B.
PY - 2008
SP - 289
EP - 292
DO - 10.5220/0001482002890292