1994 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 49-68
A CAI system for qualitative analysis of metal ions, consisting of three modules, knowledge processing system (database and inference engine), GUI controller, and manager, has been developed. The database describes not only the reactions of metal ions with analytical reagents but the concomitant change of pH and ions in the solution. This system allows users to select any optional experimental procedure regardless of being appropriate in the standard quantitative analysis; besides it can automatically generate optimal procedure to separate metal ions. The knowledge processing system is coded in Prolog.