Artificial Intelligence for U.S. Army Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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As the Army faces increasing reductions in budget and personnel for supporting functions such as operation and maintenance OM of wastewater treatment plants WWTPs, it is clear that reliance on automation will continue to grow. While computer systems will not replace operators, they will provide valuable assistance in optimizing the operators time and effort. Findings suggest that Alexpert systems technology is not yet at an economically practical level for use in OM of the Army WWTPs. However, as the technology becomes refined and produced at lower cost, it should be reconsidered this study has shown through a proof-of-concept exercise that Alexpert systems have potential value to the OM process.
- Water Pollution and Control