WIT Press


An Expert System Aiding Permit Writers For Point Source Discharges

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV000131

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

910 kb

Author(s)

S.-C. Kim, K. Park, A.Y. Kuo and M.D. Phillips

Abstract

An expert system based on VIMS (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) TPWQM (tidal prism water quality model) was developed for VPDES (Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System). The goal was to provide an easy-to- use tool for water quality management of small coastal basins and tidal creeks in Virginia. The expert system consists of two stand-alone, but sequentially connected, programs. 'Preprocessor for Geometry' takes user input of geometric and tidal information of a coastal basin and performs automatic model segmentation based on tidal prism. 'Preprocessor for TPWQM' calculates d

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