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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE