System and method for controlling the salinity of water in a culinary application

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PATENT NO 9993104
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15272566

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A system to control the salinity of an industrial pasta cooker. The system uses a model predictive estimator to estimate the state of the salt content, and predict an amount of salt to add to the system, in order to reach and maintain the target salinity. Salt may be added in short bursts, or gradually and continually to maintain the proper salt levels. Rather than use a human to taste, the system employs at least one sensor (conductivity, temperature and potentially a water level sensor) and a-priori knowledge of the system dynamics to estimate the system state using a state-estimating filter, such as a Kalman filter. This allows the system to reject noise from the sensor, and distinguish between NaCl and other compounds added to the water that effect the conductivity.

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LIPTON JEFFREY8 9TH STREET APT 214 MEDFORD MA 02155

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Asprinio, Stephen Thomas West Palm Beach, US 1 2
Lipton, Jeffrey Medford, US 4 16
Manchester, Zachary Cambridge, US 1 2
Moronitti, David Austin, US 1 2

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