Table 1: Analytical characteristics of chromatographic method.

PeakPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbonsRetention time
(min) ±
standard deviation
(sample = 10)
Linearity range
(ng/L)
Regression coefficientDetection limit (signal/noise = 3)
(ng/L)

1Naphthalene2.1–5000.99980.63
2Acenaphtene5.3–3000.99981.60
3Fluorene5.0–300.95091.50
4Phenanthrene1.7–400.99630.35
5Anthracene0.66–200.99990.20
6Fluoranthene4.2–150.99301.25
7Pyrene7.0–1000.99842.10
8Benz[a]anthracene1.5–300.99620.45
9Chrysene1.5–500.99700.45
10Benzo[b]fluoranthene6.7–200.99382.00
11Benzo[k]fluoranthene0.83–200.99650.25
12Benzo[a]pyrene2.1–500.99480.63
13Dibenz[a,h]anthracene2.0–2000.99730.60
14Benzo[ghi]perylene4.6–800.99691.40
15Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene33–500.994410