Accession Number : ADA115314

Title :   Process Design and Cost Estimating Algorithms for the Computer Assisted Procedure for Design and Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Systems (CAPDET).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Roy W ; Cullinane,M John , Jr ; Sun,Paul T

PDF Url : ADA115314

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 1706

Abstract : The need for a method of accurate and rapid preliminary design, and cost estimating for wastewater treatment plant construction projects has long been recognized. Various models have been developed which purport to prepare planning or design level cost estimates. Few of these models are responsive to the requirements of the planner or engineer responsible for accurately projecting construction costs for the purpose of alternative evaluation. The CAPDET model was developed with the specific intent of assisting personnel responsible for wastewater treatment planning in the evaluation of wastewater treatment alternatives based primarily on life cycle costs and degree of treatment provided. This cost estimating procedure uses both parametric and unit cost estimating techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SANITARY ENGINEERING, *WASTE TREATMENT, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *COST ESTIMATES, *ALGORITHMS, WATER TREATMENT, WASTE WATER, CONSTRUCTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PLANNING, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DECISION MAKING, ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS, CHLORINATION, FILTRATION, NITRIFICATION

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE