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Table 3 Species and content of PAHs in different water samples (unit: μg/L)

From: Characteristics of petroleum contaminants and their distribution in Lake Taihu, China

PAHa S8 S10 S11 S24 S16 S16-1 S16-2
NaP 4.075 3.899 8.240 2.715 11.961 8.498 16.480
MNa 6.016 5.128 8.240 2.060 7.310 4.378 10.300
DMNa -b 6.599 6.523 2.435 11.629 4.635 6.850
TMNa - - - - - - 5.562
AcP 0.284 0.368 0.343 0.094 0.332 0.258 1.030
Methyl biphenyl - 0.294 - - - - -
Phe - 0.147 0.343 0.468 0.831 0.515 4.120
MPhe 1.716 0.368 1.717 1.217 0.598 1.030 1.133
DMPhe - - 0.721 1.966 0.764 1.030 2.060
Flu - 0.066 - - 0.199 0.335 1.030
FL 0.149 0.294 1.030 0.187 0.066 0.077 0.927
Pyr 0.448 0.221 0.687 0.159 0.033 0.052 0.618
BaA - - 0.343 0.094 0.033 0.026 0.206
Chr - - 0.412 0.066 0.133 0.052 0.618
BbFL - 0.007 - - 0.033 - 0.618
BaP - 0.066 - - - - 0.082
BghiP - - - - - 0.026 0.041
DBA - 0.037 - - - - 0.072
Total 12.688 17.495 28.600 11.461 33.924 20.912 51.747
  1. Note:
  2. a NaP: naphthalene, MNa: methylnaphthalene, DMNa: Dimethylnaphthalene, TMNa: trimethyl-NaP, AcP: acenaphthene, Phe: phenanthrene, MPhe: methylphenanthrene, Flu: fluorene, FL: fluoranthene, Pyr: pyrene, BaA: benz[a]anthracene, Chr: chrysene, BbFL: benzo[b]fluoranthene, BaP: benzo[a]pyrene, DBA: dibenzo[a,h]anthracene, BP: benzo[ghi]perylene.
  3. b Not detected.
  4. The species and contents of PAHs in different water samples are shown in Table 3.