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Table 2 Measured concentrations of PAHs in elutriates prepared from beach sand samples and in seawater

From: Marine pollution: Let us not forget beach sand

Compound LOD (ng/L) M (ng/L) LM (ng/L) SW (ng/L)
NAP 2.25 <LOD 2.25 <LOD
ACY 0.44 <LOD 0.44 <LOD
ACE 0.93 <LOD 0.93 <LOD
FLN 0.46 <LOD 0.46 <LOD
PHE 1.67 <LOQ 1.67 <LOQ
ANT 0.13 <LOD 0.13 <LOD
FLT 5.14 <LOQ 5.14 <LOQ
PYR 0.76 6.59 0.76 6.59
BAA 0.51 1.74 0.51 1.74
CHR 0.50 2.60 0.50 2.60
BBF 0.53 <LOD 0.53 <LOD
BKF 0.53 <LOD 0.53 <LOD
BEP 0.35 <LOD 0.35 <LOD
BAP 0.70 <LOD 0.70 <LOD
IPY 0.57 <LOD 0.57 <LOD
DBA 1.46 <LOD 1.46 <LOD
BPE 1.02 <LOD 1.02 <LOD
  1. M, Marseille; LM, La Marana; NAP, naphthalene; ACY, acenaphthylene; ACE, acenaphthene; FLN, fluorene; PHE, phenanthrene; ANT, anthracene; FLT, fluoranthene; PYR, pyrene; BAA, benz(a)anthracene; CHR, chrysene; BBF, benzo(b)fluoranthene; BKF, benzo(k)fluoranthene; BEP, benzo(e)pyrene; BAP, benzo(a)pyrene; IPY, indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene; DBA, dibenz(a,h)anthracene; BPE, benzo(ghi)perylene; ∑PAHs, summation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; LOD, limits of detection; LOQ, limits of quantitation.