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Main Title Source assessment : analysis of uncertainty, principles and applications /
Author Serth, R. W. ; Hughes, T. W. ; Opferkuch, R. E. ; Eimutis, E. C. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Serth, R. W.
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-004u; MRC-DA-632; EPA-68-02-1874; EPA-ROAP-21AXM-071
Stock Number PB80-131485
OCLC Number 07829504
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Air--Pollution--United States--Data processing ; Uncertainty (Information theory) ; Air--Pollution--Data processing ; Air--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Assessments ; Errors ; Probability theory ; Decision making ; Stationary sources ; Point sources
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-004u c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-004u Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/04/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-004u Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-004U Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-131485 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxiii, 157 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report provides the results of a study that was conducted to analyze the uncertainties involved in the calculation of the decision parameters used in the Source Assessment Program and to determine the effect of these uncertainties on the decision-making procedure. A general procedure for performing an analysis of uncertainty is developed based on the principles of error propagation and statistical inference. It is shown that this simple and straightforward method represents an approximation to standard statistical techniques. The approximate method is illustrated by application to four problems in the area of environmental control. The general procedure is used to establish guidelines for conducting air emissions studies in the Source Assessment Program. In particular, guidelines are established for precision in field sampling and analytical work, and for setting critical values of decision parameters.
"August 1978." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-1874, ROAP no. 21AXM-071, program element no. 1AB015."