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Activated carbon testing and support fees

RUSH Service Twice List Cost

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 $50)
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 $150
Major and Minor Elements in Ash $895
Acid Soluble Ash or Water Soluble Ash $245
Acid Soluble Iron or Arsenic or other metals $275
Iodine or Butane Capacity Number $195
Bromide Level on Carbon $385
Butane Working Capacity (BWC) $250
Carbon Tetrachloride Activity (CTC) and Retentivity $210 + $80
Benzene or Toluene Capacity Number $260
Remaining AC Service Life $215
Molasses AC Decolorization $295
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 $995
Electrical Resistivity / Conductivity $695
Sulfur, Sulfide, Cyanide, Phosphate, or Nitrogen $265
True pH or Contact pH $215
Announce Products or Services Bulk E-mail $1495
Acidic and Basic Groups (meq/g) $650
Lab Sized Kiln Runs Each + Testing $790
Phenol Activity Value $825
Tannin Activity Value $835
Gold Platelet Content $545
Dust Attrition Test for GAC $595
K Value Gold AC Adsorptive Capacity $1995
R Value Gold Adsorption Rate $1795
EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Semi-Volatiles $1950
EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Volatiles $1495
EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Metals $1295
Thermal or Solvent Used AC Regeneration Lab Scale Evaluation $790
Volatile Matter Loss on Ignition (LOI) $210
Fixed Carbon $245
Lab Scale Steam Activation 1750°F and 15 psi 
Family of Products (4) + Testing
Lab Scale Chemical Activation Acid and Base $3200
Kilogram Scale Activation $4500
Production Ton Scale Activation Quote
Ultimate Test Package: Moisture, Ash, Sulfur, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen $595
Proximate Test Package: volatile/fixed carbon, BTU, FSI $475
Advanced Carbon Testing Methods Cost (US $)
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) aqueous $1195
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) vapor $1295
U.S. Food Chemical Codex Testing $3200
Services Carbon Plant Construction/OPERATION Quote
Trace Capacity Number (TCN) Acetoxime Method Estimated $995
TCN Tetrafluoromethane Method $995
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 $945
BET Surface Area Analysis 10-point/N2 Adsorption Isotherm $695
Small Pore Size Distribution and Pore Volume Analysis $695
Skeletal Helium Density $595
Mercury Porosimetry for Large Pores or Adsorption Spaces $895
PIXE Chemical-Analysis $795
Vapor Phase Sorption Testing Methods Cost (US $)
Hydrogen Sulfide or Sulfur Dioxide Capacity $995
Mercury Capacity $1500
Other Vapor Challenges and R&D Quote
Contracted R&D Miscellaneous Activated Carbon Products  
Telephone and Internet Written Consulting $50 per quarter hour
Exclusive Consulting Service Agreement (ECSA) $1,295 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 $150,000
Carbon Standards: Molasses, Iodine, Butane, CTC, Mercury $595 EACH
PACS Courses - 40 courses, 7 on activated carbon
AC Tester Manual Instrument $189
Advertise your product: E-advertising $1,495 + editorial services
Activated Carbon Software Programs $6,599
AC Conference Proceedings $235
Include non-attendee marketing into AC Conference Proceedings $150
Bi-annual International Activated Carbon Conferences
Orlando FL and Pittsburgh, PA
Litigation Support & Short Courses Cost (US $)
Office Litigation Support $210 per hour
Depositions and Courtroom $350 per hour
Travel Time $95 per hour +
PACS Short Courses One day $995 Two days $1995

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


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

For Carbon Conferences, Short Courses in public sessions or at your time and place contact Barbara Sherman at:

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

PACS Positions Available

Laboratory chemist for activated carbon group.

PACS has positions available for professional scientific service providers, and has provided these services for over 34 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.

PACS, Inc.
409 Meade Drive
Coraopolis, PA 15108

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