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A Diagnostic Aid To Pulp Production
Author(s): Allan Kowalski; Julian Lebensold
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Paper Abstract

Pitch deposits in the production of pulp from wood are a very significant problem in the pulp and paper industry. Conservative estimates place the annual cost at around $30 million a year. At the present time problems in this domain are handled by human experts, whose time might otherwise be available for research. Development of an expert system in this area would be expected to have several beneficial effects. Quantitatively, it will decrease down time, thus allowing for greater production, and qualitatively it will decrease the occurrence of contamination in the final pulp.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1095, Applications of Artificial Intelligence VII, (21 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969336
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Allan Kowalski, Centre de recherche informatique de Montrdal (CRIM) (Canada)
Julian Lebensold, Centre de recherche informatique de Montrdal (CRIM) (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1095:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence VII
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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