Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics
1995, Volume 57, Series B, Pt. 2, pp. 277--284
THE DILUTION OF A CONTAMINANT SUBSTANCE RELEASED IN AN ENVIORNMENTAL FLOW
P. J. SULLIVAN, The University of Western Ontario
SUMMARY. This paper presents a review of recent, much of which as yet unpublished, separate research contributions to show how these support a new view of the contaminant concentration reduction problem. A new statistic - the expected mass distribution function is explored and shown to have significant experimental and theoretical advantages. The theoretical advantage is exploited, using the Alpha-Beta moment specification of Chatwin and Sullivan, to derive a predictive capability for this new statistic.
AMS subject classification. 62M20, 60G25.
Key words and phrases. Contaminant concentration, diffusion, mass distribution function, moments, predictive capability.
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