||Rule-Based System for Evaluating Final Covers for Hazardous Waste Landfills. Chapter 8.
Rossman, L. A. ;
Decker, J. A. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Computer Sciences Corp., Cincinnati, OH.
Solid waste management ;
Expert systems ;
Earth fills ;
Hazardous materials ;
Performance standards ;
Decision trees ;
Design criteria ;
Soil structure ;
RCRA(Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) ;
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The paper describes how rules are used as a knowledge representation formalism in an expert system called F-Cover. F-Cover assists RCRA permit reviewers in evaluating performance standards for final covers at hazardous waste landfills. The paper shows how a goal tree for final cover evaluation was expressed in the form of rules. Rule sets were established for identifying a cover's layer structure and basic design values, for identifying design deficiencies in the cover, and for preparing a design deficiency report.