ACTS A Multimedia Contaminant Transport Modelling Platform
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M M Aral, M L Maslia & J Guan
In an attempt to determine if there are links between environmental pollution and increased risk to human health, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducts health assessments, health consultations, exposure investigations, and health studies. Quantifying the fate and transport of pollutants and the uncertainty associated with the analysis is a key step in these studies. To assist engineers and health scientists in conducting such analyses, ATSDR and the Multimedia Environmental Simulation Laboratory (MESL) program at Georgia Tech have developed software to assist with environmental multi-media fate and transport computations in a user-friendly environment. This software is identified as the \“Analytical Contaminant Transport analysis System” (ACTS). In this paper, we describe general features of this software and the models contained therein. Further demonstration of the capabilities and use of ACTS software in site-specific cases can be found in other publications of the authors as referenced in this paper.