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Table 3 Calculated equilibrium concentrations of the PAHs in elutriates prepared from beach sand samples

From: Marine pollution: Let us not forget beach sand

Compound M (ng/L) LM (ng/L)
NAP - -
ACY 426 -
ACE 8.38 4.26
FLN - -
PHE 170 -
ANT 6.00 -
FLT 33.2 -
PYR 14.3 -
BAA 2.09 -
CHR 3.00 -
BBF 1.16 -
BKF 2.55 -
BEP 0.71 -
BAP 2.41 0.01
IPY 0.42 0.01
DBA 0.07 -
BPE 0.56 -
∑PAHs 677 4.28
  1. M, Marseille; LM, La Marana; SW, seawater; 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