Expert system for the conceptual design of sanitary landfill operation

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The application of expert systems technology in the sanitary landfilling domain is particularly appropriate in order to preserve and disseminate valuable experience efficiently at reasonable costs. Despite the simplicity in the design and operational concepts of landfilling works, there is a conspicuous scarcity in available expertise for its implementation in a developing country such as Malaysia. Research has been carried out to develop an expert system prototype, the Landfill Operation Advisor (LOA), for the conceptual design of sanitary landfill operation. An expert system shell, Kappa-PC, was selected as the development tool for the LOA prototype because of its object-oriented approach, which combines the two main knowledge representation techniques for expert systems, i.e. production rules and objects. The LOA modules cover the tasks of operation plan, filling plan, mechanization and manpower requirements, health and nuisance considerations, site preparation, operational facilities, and environmental monitoring. The knowledge acquisition process for the LOA adopted a methodology where expertise is acquired from a variety of sources using suitable techniques such as text analysis, unstructured interviews and observation of landfilling works. The overall performance of the LOA in dealing with the intended scope of work was evaluated to be satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-141
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Solid Waste Technology and Management
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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