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Order-theoretical tools to support risk assessment of chemicals

Karel De Loof UGent, Michaël Rademaker UGent, Rainer Brüggemann, Hans De Meyer UGent, Guillermo Restrepo and Bernard De Baets UGent (2012) MATCH-COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL AND IN COMPUTER CHEMISTRY. 67(1). p.213-230
abstract
Ranking chemicals according to 1 heir potential environmental hazard is a well accepted preparatory step in risk assessment. A study of Halfon et al. ranked pesticides by applying simple tools on the partially ordered set (poset) induced by chemical properties as proxies for their groundwater contamination hazard. In this contribution, we present some developments in the field of partial order theory which prove to be helpful in applications where a ranking is needed. Whereas in the former study a classification of the pesticides in only four classes was obtained, in the current contribution tools are used that aim at a greater differentiation to support decision makers and to allow for comparison with monitoring results. In order to quantify how close the result of each tool is to a ranking of the pesticides, a linearity index is introduced.
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keyword
POSET, SOIL, E4CHEM, AVERAGED RANKS, MODEL, EUSES
journal title
MATCH-COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL AND IN COMPUTER CHEMISTRY
Match-Commun. Math. Cmput. Chem.
volume
67
issue
1
pages
213 - 230
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000299657400011
JCR category
MATHEMATICS, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS
JCR impact factor
1.768 (2012)
JCR rank
16/92 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
0340-6253
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2049102
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2049102
date created
2012-02-28 13:57:56
date last changed
2012-06-18 13:15:48
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  abstract     = {Ranking chemicals according to 1 heir potential environmental hazard is a well accepted preparatory step in risk assessment. A study of Halfon et al. ranked pesticides by applying simple tools on the partially ordered set (poset) induced by chemical properties as proxies for their groundwater contamination hazard. In this contribution, we present some developments in the field of partial order theory which prove to be helpful in applications where a ranking is needed. Whereas in the former study a classification of the pesticides in only four classes was obtained, in the current contribution tools are used that aim at a greater differentiation to support decision makers and to allow for comparison with monitoring results. In order to quantify how close the result of each tool is to a ranking of the pesticides, a linearity index is introduced.},
  author       = {De Loof, Karel and Rademaker, Micha{\"e}l and Br{\"u}ggemann, Rainer and De Meyer, Hans and Restrepo, Guillermo and De Baets, Bernard},
  issn         = {0340-6253},
  journal      = {MATCH-COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL AND IN COMPUTER CHEMISTRY},
  keyword      = {POSET,SOIL,E4CHEM,AVERAGED RANKS,MODEL,EUSES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {213--230},
  title        = {Order-theoretical tools to support risk assessment of chemicals},
  volume       = {67},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
De Loof, Karel, Michaël Rademaker, Rainer Brüggemann, Hans De Meyer, Guillermo Restrepo, and Bernard De Baets. 2012. “Order-theoretical Tools to Support Risk Assessment of Chemicals.” Match-communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry 67 (1): 213–230.
APA
De Loof, K., Rademaker, M., Brüggemann, R., De Meyer, H., Restrepo, G., & De Baets, B. (2012). Order-theoretical tools to support risk assessment of chemicals. MATCH-COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL AND IN COMPUTER CHEMISTRY, 67(1), 213–230.
Vancouver
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De Loof K, Rademaker M, Brüggemann R, De Meyer H, Restrepo G, De Baets B. Order-theoretical tools to support risk assessment of chemicals. MATCH-COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL AND IN COMPUTER CHEMISTRY. 2012;67(1):213–30.
MLA
De Loof, Karel, Michaël Rademaker, Rainer Brüggemann, et al. “Order-theoretical Tools to Support Risk Assessment of Chemicals.” MATCH-COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL AND IN COMPUTER CHEMISTRY 67.1 (2012): 213–230. Print.