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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 366
Amount: $499,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Energetics Inc.
9210 Route 108, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James E. Reed
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government