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Table 3 Calibration results obtained with PAL SPME Arrow (250 μm × 20 mm, 10.2 μL) in ultrapure water and groundwater: MDL values (calculated with a 99 % confidence interval) and relative standard deviations (RSD)

From: PAL SPME Arrow—evaluation of a novel solid-phase microextraction device for freely dissolved PAHs in water

Compound Ultrapure water Groundwater
MDL (ng L−1) RSD (%) (at 10 ng L−1) MDL (ng L−1) RSD (%) (at 10 ng L−1)
Naphthalene 0.3 5.7 1.2 6.9
Acenaphthylene 0.2 6.0 0.9 4.8
Acenaphthene 0.1 7.1 2.3 13.0
Fluorene 0.2 5.6 1.9 10.6
Phenanthrene 0.2 5.5 / /
Anthracene 0.3 7.6 / /
Pyrene 0.2 6.4 / /
Fluoroanthene 0.2 6.2 / /
1,2-Benzanthracene 0.1 6.2 0.7 3.8
Chrysene 0.1 11.0 0.8 4.3
Benzo(b)fluoroanthene 0.2 10.5 0.6 3.4
Benzo(k)fluoroanthene 0.2 8.6 0.6 3.2
Benzo(a)pyrene 0.3 7.2 0.5 2.4
Indeno(1,2,3 cd)pyrene 0.8 9.2 / /
Dibenz(ah)anthracene 0.6 11.3 0.7 3.8
Benzo(ghi)perylene 0.8 11.9 0.6 3.4