A decision support system to assist in selecting a chemical oil spill dispersant

Kau Fui Vincent Wong, N. Paradiso

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The objective of this work was to develop a decision support system to assist in selecting an oil spill dispersant for a particular oil spill on land or open water, and to assist in providing contingency planning information for future spills. The system will assist an on-scene coordinator by displaying information (effectiveness, toxicity, application, manufacturers representative, and handling) for seventeen products. The system allows the user to select a specific dispersant, post-spill cleaner, or a herder by name, or to respond to a series of questions about the spill and then have the system select a group of dispersants, that best fits the conditions. This paper also list additions needed with the available data that enable the expert system to select a single dispersant for a particular spill.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalComputers in Education Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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