Water Safety with TOF-MS


Water Safety is more than just a pipe dream, it is a basic human right. Too often, our rights have been limited to: “Access to drinking water”, without taking into consideration what this means. At LECO Africa, we believe that the right is: “Access to SAFE drinking water.”

Water Safety is everyone’s responsibility, not just an abstract government department. Join us and our partners, Stratcona and WaterKnowledge.xyz and make a difference in this field.


Why limit yourself to a shortlist of target analytes? With LECO’s Pegasus range, incorporating the Pegasus HT, Pegasus 4D, Pegasus HRT and Pegasus HRT 4D, you can join the most advanced laboratories in Africa – NMISA, SAPS Forensic Laboratory, the Rand Water Board, University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, UNISA, University of Stellenbosch, North-West University, not to mention our latest partner, the Department of Water and Sanitation!

Not only will you be joining this elite club, but you will also automatically get access to our fully equipped state-state-of-the-art application laboratories and world class Application Specialists completely free. In the last 5 years alone, LECO Africa freely donated resources in no less than 7 studies, resulting in 6 publication, 9 presentations at various conferences and one major workshop at the DWS!

Owning the Pegasus HRT 4D has allowed me to leverage a R 2,000,000 grant over three years from the WRC for Endocrine Disruptor Research.

- Mathew Nindi, Professor, UNISA

Where other suppliers provide just the hardware, able of only monitoring a few dozen analytes, the LECO platforms have enabled researchers worldwide to do both targeted and non-targeted analyses at ultra-trace levels in a single run. The tremendous amount of data generated has greatly enhanced our knowledge of this precious resource. This, by and of itself, is insufficient though as data is not knowledge. In order to maximize our customers’ return on investment, we provide access to our global network of experts to ensure the success of any project!


Why buy a TOFMS for Water Safety?

Mass spectrometers are perhaps the greatest tool available for the analytical chemist. With the ability to ionize, sort, and measure complex chemical mixtures by their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) with femtogram (fg) to nanogram (ng) sensitivity, it is no wonder that mass spectrometers are widely used across many industries. The mass spectrometer can be divided into three main components: ionization source, mass analyzer, and detector. While the functions of the ionization source and detector are extremely important to the function of the mass spectrometer, it is the selection of the mass analyzer that can be tailored to meet data quality objectives. Sample matrix, required detection levels, target or non-target analysis, and budget all play an important role when selecting a mass analyzer.

A time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOFMS) is ideal for discovering new compounds in your sample, quantifying targeted compounds in complex samples, and increasing throughput with fast chromatography.


Learn more about the benefits of GC-TOF-MS and Water Safety by reading our whitepaper:

 Exceeding Requirements for Standard Environmental Methods using LECO Separation Gas Chromatrography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry [PDF]


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