SYSEN 5300 Factorial Design At Two Levels And Response Surface Method.

Task: 1 Factorial design at two levels. An experiment was conducted on an operating chemical process in which four factors were studied in a 24 factorial design. Shown in the table below are the factor levels, the design, the random order in which the runs were made, and the response (impurity) at each of the 16 reaction conditions: Concentration of Catalyst Concentration of Catalyst (a) Make the table of contrast (a table of plus and minus signs from which all the main effects and interaction effects be calculated).

(b) Calculate all the main and interaction effects. Show the steps of your calculation and only run software to check your answer.

(c) Assuming the three-factor and higher order interactions to be noise, compute an estimate of the error variance of the effects. Show the steps of your calculation and only run software to check your answer.

(d) Based on your results from Question 1(b) and (c), which of the estimated effects are likely to be the real effects rather than noise? Why? How would you interpret each of the real effect(s)? Show your interpretation graphically (e) Assume that the present conditions of operation are 1=5%, 2=40%, 3=10 rpm, 4=180F. Make recommendations of better operation conditions to reduce the impurity.

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