Development of a Rule Based Expert System for Characterization of Hazardous Waste Sites

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by Thomas F. Zimmie, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, NY, USA,
Kincho H. Law, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, NY, USA,
David R. Chapman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering:

Abstract: The area of hazardous waste management is a broad and multidisciplinary field requiring expertise in engineering, geology, chemistry and toxicology, and is an ideal area for the application of expert systems. This study attempts to build a knowledge based expert system to facilitate the investigation of inactive hazardous waste sites. The approach is to develop a rule based unified model which combines experts' knowledge and a ranking system previously developed for hazardous waste sites to evaluate potential hazards from waste facilities.

Subject Headings: Occupational safety | Waste sites | Hazardous wastes | Site investigation | Expert systems | Environmental issues | Geohazards |

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