Prediction of PM10 extreme concentrations in selected industrial monitoring stations in Malaysia using Extreme Value Distribution (EVD): Classical and bayesian approaches / Hasfazilah Ahmat, Ahmad Shukri Yahaya and Nor Azam Ramli

Ahmat, Hasfazilah and Yahaya, Ahmad Shukri and Ramli, Nor Azam (2016) Prediction of PM10 extreme concentrations in selected industrial monitoring stations in Malaysia using Extreme Value Distribution (EVD): Classical and bayesian approaches / Hasfazilah Ahmat, Ahmad Shukri Yahaya and Nor Azam Ramli. Esteem Academic Journal, 12 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1675-7939

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Abstract

Where air pollution control is concerned, the rare (extreme) event is typically more significant than the common event. Conventionally, a theory developed to address questions relating to the distribution of extremes is the Extreme Value Theory (EVT). The Bayesian approach offers a more comprehensible framework in incorporating all of the uncertainties involved in the prediction process using the conventional methods. To evaluate the performances of the classical and Bayesian approaches using non-informative priors in estimating the parameters of the Generalized Extreme Value (GEV) and to attain the best model to predict PM10 concentrations level. The daily maximum monitoring records of PM10 from January 2000 to December 2012 furnished by the Department of Environment, Malaysia were used in this study. The goodness-of-fit of the distribution was determined using performance indicators, namely, the accuracy measures and error measures. The best distribution was selected based on the highest accuracy measures and the smallest error measures. This study revealed that the Bayesian GEV with non-informative prior gave the best estimators for PM10 concentrations in three industrial monitoring stations and it could be applied in the PM10 analysis to predict the exceedances of future extreme concentrations of PM10 in these stations

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: air pollution; Extreme Value Distribution; Bayesian; PM10; Generalized Extreme Value; Prediction.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Environmental pollution
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 02:57
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 02:57
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/15330

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