Accession Number:

ADA200434

Title:

Artificial Intelligence for U.S. Army Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE