AN MS EXCEL TOOL FOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION BY MULTIVARIATE NONLINEAR REGRESSION IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION


DEMİR S. , KARADENİZ A. , CİVELEK YÖRÜKLÜ H. , MANAV DEMİR N.

SIGMA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES-SIGMA MUHENDISLIK VE FEN BILIMLERI DERGISI, cilt.35, ss.265-273, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: SIGMA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES-SIGMA MUHENDISLIK VE FEN BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.265-273

Özet

This paper presents the implementation of an MS Excel tool for parameter optimization in environmental engineering education. Visual Basic for Applications v7.0 were used for implementation of the program. A number of test cases were also provided to test the performance of the tool including the fields of air pollution control, water treatment, and anaerobic treatment. For each test case, calculated coefficients of determination were 0.98 and above. Results suggested that the MS Excel tool produces satisfactorily fast and reliable results, and can be used confidently for optimization works in environmental studies.