APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO PROCESS CONTROL IN THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,950.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
366
Agency Tracking Number:
366
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9210 Route 108, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James E. Reed
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A FEASIBILITY STUDY IS PROPOSED TO EXAMINE THE APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMMING TO EXISTING PROBLEMS IN THE CONTROL OF PROCESSES IN THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY. IN PARTICULAR, THE STUDY WILL ASSESS THE USE OF THE "EXPERT SYSTEMS" PROGRAM TECHNIQUE EMPLOYING EMPIRICALLY-BASED PRODUCTION RULES TO SIMULATE AN EXPERT HUMAN OPERATOR OF COMPLEX PROCESSES WHICH CANNOT BE MODELED MATHEMATICALLY.PROCESS CONTROL CANDIDATE PROBLEMS EXIST IN THE TOMLINSON BLACK LIQUOR RECOVERY BOILER, THE CHEMICAL PULP DIGESTER, AND THE PAPER MACHINE. A CANDIDATE PROBLEM OR PROBLEMS WILL BE SELECTED AS MOST SUITED TO AN EXPERT SYSTEMS APPROACH TOWARD AUTOMATIC PROCESS CONTROL, AND A PRELIMINARYENGINEERING/ECONOMIC ANALYSIS WILL BE PERFORMED.

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