Monitoring Environmental Risk by a Methodology Based on Control Charts

  • Helton Saulo
  • Victor LeivaEmail author
  • Fabrizio Ruggeri
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 136)


We propose a methodology based on control charts when the contaminant concentration follows a Birnbaum-Saunders distribution, which is implemented in the R software. We investigate the performance of this methodology through Monte Carlo simulations. An example with real-world data is given as an illustration of the proposed methodology.


Birnbaum-Saunders distribution Contaminant concentration Maximum likelihood and moment estimation Monte Carlo simulation R software X-bar charts. 



The authors wish to thank the Editors of the volume “Risk Assessment Challenges: Theory and Practice” of Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Christos Kitsos and Dr. Teresa A. Oliveira, and three anonymous referees for their constructive comments on an earlier version of this manuscript which resulted in this improved version. This research was partially supported by FONDECYT 1120879 grant from Chile, and by CAPES, CNPq and FACEPE grants from Brazil. H. Saulo thanks Universidade Federal de Goiás from Brazil for supporting this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Matemática e EstatísticaUniversidade Federal de GoiásGoianiaBrazil
  2. 2.Facultad de Ingeniería y CienciasUniversidad Adolfo IbáñezViña del MarChile
  3. 3.CNR IMATIMilanoItaly

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