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Activated carbon testing and support fees

Activated Carbon ASTM Test Package:
  • Received and Dry Apparent Density (AD),
  • particle sizing; hardness or abrasion,
  • total ash, Dean-stark Moisture,
  • Iodine or Butane Activity Number
(save $135)
AD Received and Dry $70
Tamped AD, powder $95
Dean-stark moisture $165
ASTM Particle Size Screening $150
Laser Micron Particle Size Distribution $385
Ball-Pan Hardness or Abrasion Number and Particle Sizing $215 + 150
Total Ash $135
Acid Soluble Ash or Water Soluble Ash $245
Acid Soluble Iron or Arsenic or other metals $220
Iodine or Butane Capacity Number $195
3-Point Iodine Isotherm Number $1025
Butane Working Capacity (BWC) $250
Carbon Tetrachloride Activity (CTC) and Retentivity $210 + $280
Benzene or Toluene Capacity Number $260
Remaining AC Service Life $215
Molasses AC Decolorization $275
Methylene Blue Decolorization $785
Mercury in fly ash or activated carbon - method7471A or 1631A $295
GAC Dechlorination Capacity $895
ASTM Ignition Temperature $725
DOT Auto-Ignition tests $625
DOT Self-heating UN ($625) and ASTM Ignition Temperature ($725) Save $85 $1265
(Save $85)
Apparent Specific Gravity $210
Chloramine Capacity $895
Resistivity / Conductivity $850
Water Extractables $175
Sulfur, Sulfide, Cyanide, Phosphate, or Nitrogen $210
True pH $215
Contact pH $185
Total Acidic Groups (meq/g) $355
Total Basic Groups (meq/g) $355
Phenol Activity Value $825
Tannin Activity Value $835
Gold Platelet Content $545
Dust Attrition Test for GAC $395
K Value Gold AC Adsorptive Capacity $1195
R Value Gold Adsorption Rate $1095
EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) $1755
Thermal or Solvent Used AC Regeneration Lab Scale Evaluation $790
Volatile Matter Loss on Ignition (LOI) $195
Fixed Carbon $235
Lab Scale Activation 1750°F and 15 psi steam $790
Lab Scale Chemical Activation Acid and Base $1595
Kilogram Scale Activation $3950
Production Ton Scale Activation Quote
Ultimate Test Package: Moisture, Ash, Sulfur, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen $395
Proximate Test Package: volatile/fixed carbon, BTU, FSI $595
Advanced Carbon Testing Methods Cost (US $)
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) aqueous $1095
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) vapor $1195
U.S. Food Chemical Codex Testing $2900
Differential Heat of Adsorption-Remaining Service Life $215
Trace Capacity Number (TCN) Acetoxime Method $625
TCN Tetrafluoromethane Method $750
Mini-Column AC Performance Evaluation (RSSCT) $3500 + analytical
Liquid Samples 10 point Isotherm AC Performance $3000 + analytical
Thermogravimetric (TGA) Sample Analysis $720
GC/MS Adsorbates B/N/A/P Characterization $1950
24 ICP Metals AC Adsorbates $845
BET Surface Area Analysis 10-point/N2 Adsorption Isotherm $555
Small Pore Size Distribution and Pore Volume Analysis $695
Skeletal Helium Density $595
Mercury Porosimetry for Large Pores $750
Microscopy and XPS Electron Micro-Analysis Quote
PIXE Chemical-Analysis $595
Vapor Phase Sorption Testing Methods Cost (US $)
Hydrogen Sulfide or Sulfur Dioxide Capacity $995
Mercury Capacity $995
Other Vapor Challenges and R&D Quote
Contracted R&D Miscellaneous Activated Carbon Products  
Telephone and Internet Consulting $55 per quarter hour
Exclusive Consulting Service Agreement (ESCA) $1,500 per day
Mobile Laboratory Testing Services and Pilot Studies Quote
R&D, new test methods or process development Quote
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) Instrumentation $195,000
Carbon Standards: Molasses, Iodine, Butane, CTC, Mercury $595 EACH
PACS Courses - 60 courses, 11 on activated carbon
AC Tester Manual Instrument $189
Advertise your product: E-advertising $1,495 + editorial services
Activated Carbon Software Programs quote
AC Conference Proceedings $235
Include non-attendee marketing into AC Conference Proceedings $150
Litigation Support Services Cost (US $ per Hour)
Office Litigation Support $270
Depositions and Courtroom $395
Travel $95+
Secretarial Support $60
PACS Short Courses

For other testing service, method development, R&D, or consulting service needs, contact Dr. Henry Nowicki at

For courses and conferences information, contact Barbara Sherman at:


For laboratory testing and consulting, contact Dr. Henry Nowicki at:

PACS also provides testing, courses and consulting at the client's time and place.

PACS Positions Available

PACS has positions available for professional scientific service providers, and has provided these services for over 30 years. PACS will accept proposals for short courses, consultants, conference directors for focused conference subjects, and other needed services. New ideas are welcomed.

One-day courses cost $995, two-days $1995, three-days $2395.

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409 Meade Drive
Coraopolis, PA 15108

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