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Main Title Design of cost-effective water quality surveillance systems /
Author Beckers, Charles V.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chamberlain, Stanely G.,
Shull, Roger D.
CORP Author Raytheon Co., Portsmouth, R.I. Oceanographic and Environmental Dept.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/600/5-74/004; 68-01-0703; EPA-68-01-0703
Stock Number PB-232 979
OCLC Number 01057918
Subjects Water--Pollution--Economic aspects ; Water quality management
Additional Subjects River basins ; Water quality ; Cost effectiveness ; Mathematical models ; Systems analysis ; Surveys ; Computer programs ; Water pollution sampling ; Data collection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-5-74-004 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/07/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-004 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/09/2021
NTIS  PB-232 979 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 413 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
The report presents the development and successful demonstration of quantitative methods for the design of river basin water quality surveillance systems for pollution abatement. The methods provide a systematic approach to the consideration of expected stream conditions, system characteristics, equipment performance, and cost in the selection of a preferred system design from among a number of candidates. In the systems approach, the total system is evaluated for cost and effectiveness. Mathematics previously developed to describe the effectiveness of sampling is used. The analysis of performance draws heavily on reliability and maintainability technology. Data availability remains a constraint to the general application of the methods. The methods are computerized and the computer programs are detailed. They make use of the information available from the computerized river basin models now under general development. They are demonstrated to function satisfactorily on the Beaver River Basin when artificial data are used to supplement the data base. It is concluded that the methods are acceptable for use by governmental water quality agencies under the existing constraints.
"January 1974." "Contract No. 68-01-0703." "Program Element 1BA030." "Project Officer Dr. Roger D. Shull, Implementation Research Division, Environmental Protection Agency." Includes bibliographical references.