Application of swarm intelligence optimization on bio-process problems / Mohamad Zihin Mohd Zain

Mohamad Zihin , Mohd Zain (2018) Application of swarm intelligence optimization on bio-process problems / Mohamad Zihin Mohd Zain. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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    An improved version of Differential Evolution (DE) namely Backtracking Search Algorithm (BSA) is applied to several fed batch fermentation problems and its performance is compared with recent emerging metaheuristics such as Artificial Algae Algorithm (AAA), Artificial Bee Colony (ABC), Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy (CMAES) and DE. Also, fed batch fermentation problems in winery wastewater treatment and biogas generation from sewage sludge are developed for optimization. Though DE traditionally performs better than other evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence techniques in optimization of fed-batch fermentation, BSA edged DE and other recent metaheuristics to emerge as superior optimization method in this work. BSA gave the best overall performance by showing improved solutions and more robust convergence in comparison with various metaheuristics used in this work. Multi-objective optimization problems are also addressed by proposing a modified multi-criterion optimization algorithm based on a Pareto-based Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm called Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (MOPSO). This modified algorithm called Modified Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (M-MOPSO) employs a fixed-sized external archive along with a dynamic boundary-based search mechanism to evolve the population. The proposed method is tested on 10 multi-objective benchmark problems of CEC 2009 and compared with four metaheuristics: Multi-Objective Grey Wolf Optimizer (MOGWO), Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm Based on Decomposition (MOEA/D), Multi-Objective Differential Evolution (MODE) and MOPSO. Two multi-objective fed-batch models are also used as case studies to verify the performance of the proposed algorithm. Our method emerged highly competitive when compared with other algorithms based on their qualitative and quantitative results.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) - Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 2018.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Swarm intelligence techniques; Metaheuristics; Robust convergence; Multi-criterion; Differential Evolution (DE)
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
    Depositing User: Mr Prabhakaran Balachandran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 15:13
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 08:12

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