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Title:Workstation environment for wastewater treatment design using AI and mathematical models
Author(s):Kao, Jehng-Jung; Pfeffer, John T.; Brill Jr., E. Downey; Geselbracht, James J.
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Water resource development--Illinois
Water resources development
Wastewater treatment plant design
Computer aided design
Decision making
Waste water
Geographic Coverage:Illinois (state)
Abstract:This research explores the use of computer-based environments to facilitate environmental engineering decision making. A prototype system is developed for wastewater treatment plant design as an exploration tool to demonstrate the techniques and principles proposed. Several mathematical techniques, interactive graphic displays, and friendly user interfaces are used. The mathematical techniques are: (1) mass and water balances for an analysis program for wastewater treatment plant design, (2) a rule-based system for sludge bulking judgment, and (3) a standard processor for checking a design against existing design standards. The interactive graphic displays provide visual data for effective data manipulation, and the friendly user interfaces are designed for engineers who are not necessarily computer experts.
Issue Date:1990-02
Publisher:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Sponsor:U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 held by the authors
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-13

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