A Mathematical Systems Model of Nitrate Contamination

  • L. Duckstein
  • K. L. Head
  • I. Bogardi
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 30)


Control of nitrate contamination in drinking water is examined from a system-design perspective. The relationship between the contamination of the water supply, the exposure of the population, and the risk of cancer is investigated; and a structured framework for the evaluation of alternative control system designs is presented. Each of the component systems is discussed as an individual system, and the coupling between the components is rigorously defined. The system-theoretic framework presented here will help other investigators who specialize in either the geophysical, human or control systems to identify information that is necessary for the evaluation of alternative control system designs.


Performance Index Input Process Control System Design Connectivity Function Nitrate Contamination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Duckstein
    • 1
  • K. L. Head
    • 1
  • I. Bogardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems and Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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