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Master of Science


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

First Advisor

Thomas Hauser, PhD

Second Advisor

Gregory Parnell, PhD


This research focuses on the development of a decision support model to identify the preferred methods of site characterization and treatment technology identification using the principles of decision analysis theory. The model provides an effective decision making tool to evaluate and compare the feasibility of using alternative methods of completing the RIFS process. Given a specific site remediation project, the users of this model can enter site- specific cost, duration and likelihood values to determine the expected value for various alternative processes. This thesis postulates that the alternative having the highest expected value is considered the preferred alternative. In calculating the expected value of an alternative, the cost and duration for each alternative and outcome of uncertain events are evaluated. This research also includes a representative case study to illustrate the use of the decision support model.

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