22 April 2020

Dr. Katie Read, Coordinator of the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO)

National Centre for AtmosphericScience (NCAS), University of York

"We send instruments into the harshest of environments and run very demandingsamples on them. Bearing this in mind, our decision to upgrade the GC-MS at our remote Cape-Verde site to the new LECO PEGASUS® BT was driven by the promise of the StayClean® source. This minimizes down time and eliminates operations which are difficult to carry out when working with remote systems. The increased sensitivity of theinstrument enables us to take smaller sample volumes which again assists with easing the burden placedon the analytical machine. Finally! the upgrade from quadrupole to time of flight mass spec will enable us to keep historical datasets which can be interrogated for any compounds which prove interesting in the future."