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

By

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 This paper presents a review of recent, much of which as yet unpublished, separate research contributions to show how these support a new view of the contaminant concentration reduction problem.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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