Decision support tools for policy and planning

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A decision support system (DSS) is being developed at the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The DSS will be used to evaluate alternatives for improving LANL`s existing central radioactive waste water treatment plant and to evaluate new site-wide liquid waste treatment schemes that are required in order to handle the diverse waste streams produced at LANL. The decision support system consists of interacting modules that perform the following tasks: rigorous process simulation, configuration management, performance analysis, cost analysis, risk analysis, environmental impact assessment, transportation modeling, and local, state, and federal regulation compliance checking. Uncertainty handling ... continued below

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Jacyk, P.; Schultz, D. & Spangenberg, L. July 1, 1995.

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A decision support system (DSS) is being developed at the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The DSS will be used to evaluate alternatives for improving LANL`s existing central radioactive waste water treatment plant and to evaluate new site-wide liquid waste treatment schemes that are required in order to handle the diverse waste streams produced at LANL. The decision support system consists of interacting modules that perform the following tasks: rigorous process simulation, configuration management, performance analysis, cost analysis, risk analysis, environmental impact assessment, transportation modeling, and local, state, and federal regulation compliance checking. Uncertainty handling techniques are used with these modules and also with a decision synthesis module which combines results from the modules listed above. We believe the DSS being developed can be applied to almost any other industrial water treatment facility with little modification because in most situations the waste streams are less complex, fewer regulations apply, and the political environment is simpler. The techniques being developed are also generally applicable to policy and planning decision support systems in the chemical process industry.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015327

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  • Gensym users group meeting, Cambridge, MA (United States), 24 May 1995

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  • Other: DE95015327
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-1703
  • Report No.: CONF-9505278--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100249
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620457

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Jacyk, P.; Schultz, D. & Spangenberg, L. Decision support tools for policy and planning, article, July 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620457/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.