Predicting Areas of Groundwater Contamination

by William P. Darby, Washington Univ, Dep of Engineering, & Policy, St. Louis, MO, USA,
Kevin M. Kennedy, Washington Univ, Dep of Engineering, & Policy, St. Louis, MO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Logistic regression has been used to estimate the probability that a metropolitan area will contain one or more water supply sites with contamination by one or more of six frequently occurring volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Subsequent evaluation has shown that the resulting logistic regression equations provide a reliable basis for identifying locations and ranking them on the basis of their relative probabilities of groundwater contamination. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Regression analysis | Logistics | Volatile organic compounds | Water resources | Probability | Urban areas

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