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Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Tutorial - SDMProjectBuilder: Import Local Data Files to Identify and Modify Contamination Sources and Input ParametersUpdated 2017

Citation:

Whelan, G., R. Parmar, K. Wolfe, M. Galvin, P. Duda, AND M. Gray. Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Tutorial - SDMProjectBuilder: Import Local Data Files to Identify and Modify Contamination Sources and Input ParametersUpdated 2017. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, EPA/600/B-15/316, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

This is a tutorial that consolidates information for gaining access to software used in support of Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) modeling.

Description:

Twelve example local data support files are automatically downloaded when the SDMProjectBuilder is installed on a computer. They allow the user to modify values to parameters that impact the release, migration, fate, and transport of microbes within a watershed, and control delineation of a watershed into subwatersheds. They represent templates for site-specific information, so data included in these files, when initially downloaded, provide only an example format for the data which must be modified to reflect conditions associated with the site being assessed. To specifically represent the user’s watershed, separate files must be created using the formatted templates to replace existing files; the files are in a comma-separated variable (csv) format and, when modified, should be saved in a csv format. The files providing location information as Latitude-Longitude pairs can also be individually edited within the SDMProjectBuilder. Here, we review formats associated with the templates and explain information contained in each file.

URLs/Downloads:

LOCAL_DATA_FILES (12).PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 1411.794 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/MANUAL)
Product Published Date: 09/29/2017
Record Last Revised: 05/17/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 337763

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION