Application Note: Analysis of Samples from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill by GCxGC-TOFMS
20 July 2010

The recent oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico, is the largest oil spill in US history. The ability to identify the chemical make-up oil samples from this spill will be an important tool utilized by those responding to this event. This application note demonstrates the ability of LECO's Pegasus 4D GCxGC-TOFMS system to identify a large number of components in a single analysis.