Accession Number:

ADA050782

Title:

Setting Priorities for Environmental R and D on Army Chemicals.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. for 1976,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

256.0

Abstract:

The Environmental Protection Research Division of the Army Medical Research and Development Command is charged with recommending criteria for environmental standards dealing with the manufacture, use, and disposal of chemicals in Army activities. This report presents a methodology that can assist the Army in allocating resources among candidate research and development studies on the environmental effects of Army chemicals, in a cost-effective manner with respect to the development of criteria for standards. The basis of the methodology is a mathematical model of the process leading from the initial pollution of air, water, or land to the eventual environmental effects of the chemicals in question. The model estimates a total hazard value, weighted among human and ecological effects, with a corresponding uncertainty due to lack of knowledge. The allocation methodology then compares the reduction in hazard uncertainty expected to be achieved after a research study with the cost of the study, and ranks candidate studies according to the ratio. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE