An Integrated Deep Learning Model with Genetic Algorithm (GA) for Optimal Syngas Production Using Dry Reforming of Methane (DRM)

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The dry reforming of methane is a chemical process transforming two primary sources of greenhouse gases, i.e., carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), into syngas, a versatile precursor in the industry, which has gained significant attention over the past decades. Nonetheless, commercial development of this eco-friendly process faces barriers such as catalyst deactivation and high energy demand. Artificial intelligence (AI), specifically deep learning, accelerates the development of this process by providing advanced analytics. However, deep learning requires substantial training samples and collecting data on a bench scale encounters cost and physical constraints. This study fills this research gap by employing a pretraining approach, which is invaluable for small datasets. It introduces a software sensor for regression (SSR) powered by deep learning to estimate the quality parameters of the process. Moreover, combining the SSR with a genetic algorithm offers a prescriptive analysis, suggesting optimal thermodynamic parameters to improve the process efficiency.
Deep Learning, Genetic Algorithm, Multi-Objective Optimization, Pre-training approach, Dry reforming of methane
Zarabian, M. (2024). An integrated deep learning model with genetic algorithm (GA) for optimal syngas production using dry reforming of methane (DRM) (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from