Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring
  • Author : Robert D. Gibbons
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 1994-08-02
  • ISBN : 0471587079

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring Book Review:

This book explains the statistical methods used to analyze the huge volume of data that groundwater monitoring wells produce in a comprehensive manner accessible to engineers and scientists who may not have a strong background in statistics. In addition, the book provides statistical methods to make the most accurate use of the data and shows how to set up an effective monitoring system.

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring
  • Author : Robert D. Gibbons,Dulal K. Bhaumik,Subhash Aryal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2009-10-08
  • ISBN : 0470549920

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring Book Review:

A new edition of the most comprehensive overview of statistical methods for environmental monitoring applications Thoroughly updated to provide current research findings, Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring, Second Edition continues to provide a comprehensive overview and accessible treatment of the statistical methods that are useful in the analysis of environmental data. This new edition expands focus on statistical comparison to regulatory standards that are a vital part of assessment, compliance, and corrective action monitoring in the environmental sciences. The book explores quantitative concepts useful for surface water monitoring as well as soil and air monitoring applications while also maintaining a focus on the analysis of groundwater monitoring data in order to detect environmental impacts from a variety of sources, such as industrial activity and waste disposal. The authors introduce the statistical properties of alternative approaches, such as false positive and false negative rates, that are associated with each test and the factors related to these error rates. The Second Edition also features: An introduction to Intra-laboratory Calibration Curves and random-effects regression models for non-constant measurement variability Coverage of statistical prediction limits for a gamma-distributed random variable, with a focus on estimation and testing of parameters in environmental monitoring applications A unified treatment of censored data with the computation of statistical prediction, tolerance, and control limits Expanded coverage of statistical issues related to laboratory practice, such as detection and quantitation limits An updated chapter on regulatory issues that outlines common mistakes to avoid in groundwater monitoring applications as well as an introduction to the newest regulations for both hazardous and municipal solid waste facilities Each chapter provides a general overview of a problem, followed by statistical derivation of the solution and a relevant example complete with computational details that allow readers to perform routine application of the statistical results. Relevant issues are highlighted throughout, and recommendations are also provided for specific problems based on characteristics such as number of monitoring wells, number of constituents, distributional form of measurements, and detection frequency. Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring, Second Edition is an excellent supplement to courses on environmental statistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of biostatistics, engineering, and the environmental sciences who work with statistical methods in their everyday work.

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring
  • Author : Robert D. Gibbons,Dulal K. Bhaumik,Subhash Aryal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2009-10-12
  • ISBN : 9780470164969

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring Book Review:

A new edition of the most comprehensive overview of statistical methods for environmental monitoring applications Thoroughly updated to provide current research findings, Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring, Second Edition continues to provide a comprehensive overview and accessible treatment of the statistical methods that are useful in the analysis of environmental data. This new edition expands focus on statistical comparison to regulatory standards that are a vital part of assessment, compliance, and corrective action monitoring in the environmental sciences. The book explores quantitative concepts useful for surface water monitoring as well as soil and air monitoring applications while also maintaining a focus on the analysis of groundwater monitoring data in order to detect environmental impacts from a variety of sources, such as industrial activity and waste disposal. The authors introduce the statistical properties of alternative approaches, such as false positive and false negative rates, that are associated with each test and the factors related to these error rates. The Second Edition also features: An introduction to Intra-laboratory Calibration Curves and random-effects regression models for non-constant measurement variability Coverage of statistical prediction limits for a gamma-distributed random variable, with a focus on estimation and testing of parameters in environmental monitoring applications A unified treatment of censored data with the computation of statistical prediction, tolerance, and control limits Expanded coverage of statistical issues related to laboratory practice, such as detection and quantitation limits An updated chapter on regulatory issues that outlines common mistakes to avoid in groundwater monitoring applications as well as an introduction to the newest regulations for both hazardous and municipal solid waste facilities Each chapter provides a general overview of a problem, followed by statistical derivation of the solution and a relevant example complete with computational details that allow readers to perform routine application of the statistical results. Relevant issues are highlighted throughout, and recommendations are also provided for specific problems based on characteristics such as number of monitoring wells, number of constituents, distributional form of measurements, and detection frequency. Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring, Second Edition is an excellent supplement to courses on environmental statistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of biostatistics, engineering, and the environmental sciences who work with statistical methods in their everyday work.

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring
  • Author : Dulal Bhaumik,Subhash Aryal
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : OCLC:741345901

Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring Book Review:

A new edition of the most comprehensive overview of statistical methods for environmental monitoring applications Thoroughly updated to provide current research findings, Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring, Second Edition continues to provide.

Statistical Methods in Water Resources

Statistical Methods in Water Resources
  • Author : D.R. Helsel,R.M. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 546
  • Relase : 1993-03-03
  • ISBN : 0080875084

Statistical Methods in Water Resources Book Review:

Data on water quality and other environmental issues are being collected at an ever-increasing rate. In the past, however, the techniques used by scientists to interpret this data have not progressed as quickly. This is a book of modern statistical methods for analysis of practical problems in water quality and water resources. The last fifteen years have seen major advances in the fields of exploratory data analysis (EDA) and robust statistical methods. The 'real-life' characteristics of environmental data tend to drive analysis towards the use of these methods. These advances are presented in a practical and relevant format. Alternate methods are compared, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each as applied to environmental data. Techniques for trend analysis and dealing with water below the detection limit are topics covered, which are of great interest to consultants in water-quality and hydrology, scientists in state, provincial and federal water resources, and geological survey agencies. The practising water resources scientist will find the worked examples using actual field data from case studies of environmental problems, of real value. Exercises at the end of each chapter enable the mechanics of the methodological process to be fully understood, with data sets included on diskette for easy use. The result is a book that is both up-to-date and immediately relevant to ongoing work in the environmental and water sciences.

Statistical Analysis of Ground-water Monitoring Data at RCRA Facilities

Statistical Analysis of Ground-water Monitoring Data at RCRA Facilities
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : UCR:31210024981001

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Statistical Methods for Environmental Pollution Monitoring

Statistical Methods for Environmental Pollution Monitoring
  • Author : Richard O. Gilbert
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 1987-02-15
  • ISBN : 0471288780

Statistical Methods for Environmental Pollution Monitoring Book Review:

This book discusses a broad range of statistical design and analysis methods that are particularly well suited to pollution data. It explains key statistical techniques in easy-to-comprehend terms and uses practical examples, exercises, and case studies to illustrate procedures. Dr. Gilbert begins by discussing a space-time framework for sampling pollutants. He then shows how to use statistical sample survey methods to estimate average and total amounts of pollutants in the environment, and how to determine the number of field samples and measurements to collect for this purpose. Then a broad range of statistical analysis methods are described and illustrated. These include: * determining the number of samples needed to find hot spots * analyzing pollution data that are lognormally distributed * testing for trends over time or space * estimating the magnitude of trends * comparing pollution data from two or more populations New areas discussed in this sourcebook include statistical techniques for data that are correlated, reported as less than the measurement detection limit, or obtained from field-composited samples. Nonparametric statistical analysis methods are emphasized since parametric procedures are often not appropriate for pollution data. This book also provides an illustrated comprehensive computer code for nonparametric trend detection and estimation analyses as well as nineteen statistical tables to permit easy application of the discussed statistical techniques. In addition, many publications are cited that deal with the design of pollution studies and the statistical analysis of pollution data. This sourcebook will be a useful tool for applied statisticians, ecologists, radioecologists, hydrologists, biologists, environmental engineers, and other professionals who deal with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of pollution in air, water, and soil.

Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites

Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Author : Suzanne Lesage
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 1992-08-13
  • ISBN : 082478720X

Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites Book Review:

This comprehensive reference describes investigations of the fate of toxic chemicals emanating from hazardous waste sites and contaminating groundwater, discussing the hydrogeochemistry at US, Canadian, Australian, and German sites to reflect the different approaches used around the world.;Written by over 30 international experts in the field, Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites: presents case histories spanning 30 years of activities by the United States Geological Survey's Organics in Water project, including studies of pesticide, munition, and wood preservative residues contaminating groundwater; outlines the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SW-846 methods of analysis for groundwater samples taken at hazardous waste sites; details the analytical requirements for qualitative surveys, regulatory compliance, and research programs; examines the use of statistics at site investigations and waste disposal facilities as well as data interpretation techniques such as multivariate plots; covers the application of a portable gas chromatograph in studying a vapor-phase plume of trichloroethylene, giving tips about problems that may lead to variability in the data; and explores dense nonaqueous-phase liquid dissolution using Raoult's law, biotransformation of the dissolved constituents, and their sorption to aquifer materials.;Extensively illustrated with more than 250 figures, tables, and display equations, Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites is a practical tool for pollution control and environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, analytical chemists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering
  • Author : Jacques W. Delleur
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 992
  • Relase : 2010-12-12
  • ISBN : 1420048589

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering Book Review:

Due to the increasing demand for adequate water supply caused by the augmenting global population, groundwater production has acquired a new importance. In many areas, surface waters are not available in sufficient quantity or quality. Thus, an increasing demand for groundwater has resulted. However, the residence of time of groundwater can be of the order of thousands of years while surface waters is of the order of days. Therefore, substantially more attention is warranted for transport processes and pollution remediation in groundwater than for surface waters. Similarly, pollution remediation problems in groundwater are generally complex. This excellent, timely resource covers the field of groundwater from an engineering perspective, comprehensively addressing the range of subjects related to subsurface hydrology. It provides a practical treatment of the flow of groundwater, the transport of substances, the construction of wells and well fields, the production of groundwater, and site characterization and remediation of groundwater pollution. No other reference specializes in groundwater engineering to such a broad range of subjects. Its use extends to: The engineer designing a well or well field The engineer designing or operating a landfill facility for municipal or hazardous wastes The hydrogeologist investigating a contaminant plume The engineer examining the remediation of a groundwater pollution problem The engineer or lawyer studying the laws and regulations related to groundwater quality The scientist analyzing the mechanics of solute transport The geohydrologist assessing the regional modeling of aquifers The geophysicist determining the characterization of an aquifer The cartographer mapping aquifer characteristics The practitioner planning a monitoring network

Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination

Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination
  • Author : J. Russell Boulding,Jon S. Ginn
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 1420032143

Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination Book Review:

A synthesis of years of interdisciplinary research and practice, the second edition of this bestseller continues to serve as a primary resource for information on the assessment, remediation, and control of contamination on and below the ground surface. Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination: Assessment, Prevention, and Remediation, Second Edition includes important new developments in site characterization and soil and ground water remediation that have appeared since 1995. Presented in an easy-to-read style, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for conducting complex site investigations and identifying methods for effective soil and ground water cleanup. Remediation engineers, ground water and soil scientists, regulatory personnel, researchers, and field investigators can access the latest data and summary tables to illustrate key advantages and disadvantages of various remediation methods.

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering
  • Author : John H. Cushman,Daniel M. Tartakovsky
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1074
  • Relase : 2016-11-25
  • ISBN : 9781498703055

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering Book Review:

This new edition adds several new chapters and is thoroughly updated to include data on new topics such as hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, sustainable groundwater management, and more. Providing a complete treatment of the theory and practice of groundwater engineering, this new handbook also presents a current and detailed review of how to model the flow of water and the transport of contaminants both in the unsaturated and saturated zones, covers the protection of groundwater, and the remediation of contaminated groundwater.

The Complete Guide to the Hazardous Waste Regulations

The Complete Guide to the Hazardous Waste Regulations
  • Author : Travis P. Wagner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 1999-02-04
  • ISBN : 0471292486

The Complete Guide to the Hazardous Waste Regulations Book Review:

"A very well-written handbook." --Ground Water (on the Second Edition) "Presented in a very readable and understandable format." --The Hazardous Waste Consultant (on the Second Edition) The foremost in-depth survey of federal hazardous waste regulations in the United States--now in a new edition The Complete Guide to the Hazardous Waste Regulations is a proven source of clear information on a regulatory system that many find frustratingly complex. Now updated to include additional compliance checklists, Internet resources, and more, this Third Edition provides vital information on all aspects of hazardous materials, from proper on-site management and transportation to appropriate off-site management and cleanup. Author Travis Wagner, one of the nation's leading experts on the subject, provides a step-by-step approach to compliance that goes beyond summarization to help industry professionals truly understand regulations and how they relate to real-world situations. Complete with dozens of user-friendly checklists, flow charts, text boxes, and tables, this indispensable resource includes: * Information on EPA interpretations of regulations not included in other handbooks * Clear explanations of many state-level hazardous waste requirements * A new chapter on spill reporting, giving a step-by-step explanation with attention to multiple federal laws * An appendix listing the Superfund and EPCRA reportable quantity for each RCRA hazardous waste * Additional appendices covering RCRA hazardous wastes, hazardous constituents, groundwater monitoring constituents, permit modification classifications, additional information sources, and important acronyms

Evaluation of an Alternative Statistical Method for Analysis of RCRA Groundwater Monitoring Data at the Hanford Site

Evaluation of an Alternative Statistical Method for Analysis of RCRA Groundwater Monitoring Data at the Hanford Site
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : OCLC:68227634

Evaluation of an Alternative Statistical Method for Analysis of RCRA Groundwater Monitoring Data at the Hanford Site Book Review:

Statistical methods are required in groundwater monitoring programs to determine if a RCRA-regulated unit affects groundwater quality beneath a site. This report presents the results of the statistical analysis of groundwater monitoring data acquired at B Pond and the 300 Area process trenches during a 2-year trial test period.

Statistical Framework for Recreational Water Quality Criteria and Monitoring

Statistical Framework for Recreational Water Quality Criteria and Monitoring
  • Author : Larry J. Wymer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2007-10-22
  • ISBN : 0470518316

Statistical Framework for Recreational Water Quality Criteria and Monitoring Book Review:

With increasing rates of pollution to both land and aquatic environments, regulations for the quality of our waters are necessarily becoming more stringent. In the light of recent epidemiological studies new criteria are being established for the safety of our recreational waters. In order for such criteria to be developed an established statistical framework needs to be in place. Statistical Framework for Recreational Water Quality Criteria and Monitoring offers a practical guide to the statistical methods used for assessing health effects and monitoring and modelling water quality Both traditional and novel sampling designs are discussed. Written by a team of international experts in the field, this book sets out to provide an essential structure for the monitoring of water quality. · Proposes a much-needed framework for the monitoring of water quality, and provides practical guidance on the statistical methods involved. · Covers risk characterization, empirical modelling, sensitivity analysis and measures of robustness. · Details sampling methods and quality control approaches. · Presents crucial, real-life results from recent large-scale studies of water quality, central to the development of the area. · Accompanied by a supplementary website hosting data sets and tools for data analysis. The book is primarily aimed at public health officials, staff of regulatory bodies and students and faculty members of environmental and statistical science courses. There is also much to benefit readers from environmental research and risk analysis.

The Essential Handbook of Ground-Water Sampling

The Essential Handbook of Ground-Water Sampling
  • Author : David M. Nielsen,Gillian Nielsen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2006-11-27
  • ISBN : 9781420042795

The Essential Handbook of Ground-Water Sampling Book Review:

Tremendous improvements in ground-water sampling methodologies and analytical technologies have made it possible to collect and analyze truly representative samples to detect increasingly lower levels of contaminants-now in the sub-parts-per-billion range. Though these new methods produce more accurate and precise data and are less expensive, many

Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Guide for Industrial Waste Management
  • Author : Birute Vanatta
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Pages : 900
  • Relase : 2000-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780756705701

Guide for Industrial Waste Management Book Review:

Designed to assist facility managers, state & tribal environmental managers, & the public to evaluate & choose protective practices for managing industrial waste in new landfills, waste piles, surface impoundments, & land application units. Identifies the components of a sound waste management system & the reasons why each is important. Also includes groundwater & air models, as well as other tools to help tailor waste management practices to a particular facility. This guidance reflects 4 underlying principles: protect human health & the environment; tailor management practices to risks; affirm state & tribal leadership; & foster a partnership.

Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook, Second Edition

Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook, Second Edition
  • Author : Martin N. Sara
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1160
  • Relase : 2003-06-27
  • ISBN : 9780203496442

Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook, Second Edition Book Review:

Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition of Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook provides coverage of new procedures and technologies for an expanded range of site investigations. With over 700 figures, tables, and flow charts, the handbook is a comprehensive resource for engineers, geologists, and hydrologists conducting site investigation, and a one-stop, technical reference for environmental attorneys.

Fundamentals of Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation

Fundamentals of Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation
  • Author : Yue Rong
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2018-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781351590433

Fundamentals of Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Book Review:

Fundamentals of Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation examines all aspects of environmental site assessment and remediation and outlines the interdisciplinary skills needed to work in the field. It provides a comprehensive overview for students, environmental professionals, and real estate developers, and includes the latest environmental regulations, environmental site assessment and remediation practices, and industry standards. It examines pollution sources and the related impacts on drinking water supplies, the associated health risks, and how to protect water resources. The monitoring of surface water, groundwater, and soil is explained, as well as vapor intrusion. It will include several practical case studies throughout. Features Includes the latest and best practices for environmental site assessment and remediation procedures. Presents a multidisciplinary approach, including environmental forensics, nanotechnology, microbiology (DNA technology) and isotopes, etc. Examines various pollutants and their related impacts on drinking water supplies, the associated health risks, and how to protect water resources. Presents the best practices for the monitoring of surface water, groundwater, and soil. Covers the latest environmental regulations and industry standards.

EnvironmentalStats for S-Plus

EnvironmentalStats for S-Plus
  • Author : Steven P. Millard
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 383
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781468404609

EnvironmentalStats for S-Plus Book Review:

ENVIRONMENTALSTATS for S-PLUS, a new add-on module to S-PLUS, is the first comprehensive software package for environmental scientists, engineers, and regulators. ENVIRONMENTALSTATS for S-PLUS provides a set of powerful yet simple-to-use functions for performing graphical and statistical analyses of environmental data, including parameter and quantile estimation, methods for dealing with non-detects, power and sample size calculations, prediction and tolerance intervals, and probabilistic risk assessment. ENVIRONMENTALSTATS for S-PLUS includes an extensive hyptertext help system that explains methods from the environmental literature and regulatory guidance documents, along with a glossary of commonly used statistical and environmental terms. This users manual provides the documentation for Versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the ENVIRONMENTALSTATS for S-PLUS module. Version 1.0 works under S-PLUS 3.3/3.4 and Version 1.1 works under S-PLUS 4.0.

Statistical Approaches to Groundwater Monitoring

Statistical Approaches to Groundwater Monitoring
  • Author : Carl A. Silver
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 36
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : PSU:000014648182

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