Accession Number : ADA194839

Title :   'Expert' Computer Program for Boiler Water Treatment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Kaminskas, Michael J

PDF Url : ADA194839

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : AFR 91-40, Industrial Water Treatment, 24 September 1984, initiated a new era in Air Force boiler water treatment. The study evaluates the current implementation status of this regulation through associated formal schools support, central laboratory use, check analysis performance, and AFESC Corrosion Analysis Reports. The evaluation identifies a lack of expertise at base level due to lagging technology transfer. The study then investigates the development of an expert computer program following AFR 91-40 and AFP 91-41, Industrial Water Treatment Procedures, 18 September 1987, to improve this information transfer and bolster management emphasis. Initial validation against Maxwell AFB central energy plant data identifies problem areas confirmed by plant personnel. Using program output, the author recommends a pretreatment system and generic chemicals that have an estimated effective annual savings of $11,505. The study concludes that additional validation of the program is necessary and recommends a one-year test by graduates of AFIT's ENG 595, Industrial Water Treatment, course.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *FEED WATER, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *WATER TREATMENT, CHEMICALS, CORROSION, INDUSTRIES, INFORMATION TRANSFER, LABORATORIES, OUTPUT, REPORTS, SCHOOLS, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Computer Programming and Software
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE