An off-line expel1 system has been developed and implemented at a nutrient removing waste water treatment plant to provide the operators with knowledge required to run their plant. The system can be started at occurring problems, and for the choice of setpoints for the operation of the plant. It contains knowledge bases for various effluent waste water and technical problems, combining facts and relationships for different chemical, biological and technical processes with models and algorithms. This enables the system to assess situations and give proper advice as well based on facts, experience and calculations.
The system is built on a personal computer, and works with a Windows user interface that has been developed in intense co-operation with the plant operators.