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|Main Title||Application of expert systems technology in water quality modeling,|
|Author||Barnwell, Thomas O. ; Barnwell, T. O. ; Brown, L. C. ; Marek, W.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Dept. of Civil Engineering. ;Kentucky Univ., Lexington.|
|Additional Subjects||Water quality ; Mathematical models ; Computerized simulation ; Water pollution ; Systems analysis ; Hydraulics ; Reprints ; Expert systems ; QUAL2E computer program|
Computerized modeling is becoming an integral part of decision making in water pollution control. Expert Systems is an innovative methodology that can assist in building, using, and interpreting the output of the models. The paper reviews the use and evaluates the potential of expert systems technology in environmental modeling and describes the elements of an expert advisor for the stream water quality model QUAL2E. Some general conclusions are presented about the tools available to develop the system, the level of available technology in knowledge-based engineering, and the value of approaching problems from a knowledge engineering perspective.
EPA/600/J-89/290. PB90-198144. Microfiche.