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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 234092, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/234092
Research Article

Reversed Phase SPE and GC-MS Study of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water Samples from the River Buriganga, Bangladesh

1Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
2Quality Assurance Department, ACI Ltd., Narayanganj 1400, Bangladesh

Received 20 June 2014; Revised 10 October 2014; Accepted 10 October 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Maurice Millet

Copyright © 2014 Md. Saddam Nawaz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The targeted reversed phase SPE extracted PAHs from the river Buriganga were determined by a validated GC-MS method. The linearity results of the calibration curves showed that an excellent correlation exists between peak areas and concentrations of the PAHs. The detected PAH compounds from the different locations of the river water were anthracene, naphthalene, and phenanthrene at the concentration ranges of 0.451 to 3.201, 0.033 to 3.1131, and 0.320 to 2.546 μg/mL, respectively. The peaks of anthracene, phenanthrene, and naphthalene were confirmed by comparison of their retention times with reference standards.

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