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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 $80)
  • Received and Dry Apparent Density, Moisture,
  • Iodine or Butane Activity Number,
  • Heat-of-Immersion
Best Available Technology
GAED aqueous - $1295
GAED vapor - $1395
AC Feedstocks Chemical Characterization:
  • Mercury,
  • Arsenic,
  • Total Ash %,
  • Major/Minor Elements in Ash,
  • PIXIE,
  • Proximate/Ultimate Groups,
  • DOT UN Self-heating tests
AC Gold Application:
  • Gold Platelet,
  • Dust Attrition,
  • K Capacity,
  • R Adsorption Rate
AC Feedstock Concept to Plant:
  • Small scale charring and activation family of six products and lab testing Cost $8,500 USD,
  • Market SURVEY Cost $12,000,
  • Material Safety Data Document Cost $10,000,
  • Pilot scale and process development for samples to buyers Cost $21,000
  • Plant design Cost case-by-case evaluations
AD Received and Dry and oven moisture $70
Tamped AD, powder $95
Dean-stark moisture $165
ASTM Particle Size Screening PSH $175
Laser Micron Particle Size Distribution $385
Ball-Pan Hardness or Abrasion Number requires PSD $250
Total Anions $995
Total Ash $150
Major and Minor Elements in Ash $895
Acid Soluble Ash or Water Soluble Ash $275
Acid Soluble Iron or Arsenic or other metals $310
Iodine or Butane Capacity Number $210
Bromide Level on Carbon $385
Butane Working Capacity (BWC) $250
Carbon Tetrachloride Activity (CTC) $210
Benzene or Toluene Capacity Number $260
Heat-of-Immersion $215
Molasses AC Decolorization $385
Methylene Blue Decolorization $885
Mercury in fly ash or activated carbon - method7471A or 1631A $495
GAC Dechlorination Capacity $895
ASTM Ignition Temperature $975
DOT Auto-Ignition and Self-heating tests $850
DOT UN and ASTM Ignition Temperature (1740) Save $85 $1265
(Save $85)
Specific Gravity $210
Chloramine Capacity $995
Wetability $595
Pressure Drop $795
Sulfur, Sulfide, Cyanide, Phosphate, or Nitrogen $265
Sulfur Species $499
True pH or Contact pH $215
Acidic and Basic Groups (meq/g) $650
Lab Sized Rotary Kiln Runs Each + Testing $790
Phenol Activity Value $825
Tannin Activity Value $835
Gold Platelet Content $645
Dust Attrition Test for GAC $695
K Value Gold AC Adsorptive Capacity $1995
R Value Gold Adsorption Rate $1895
EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Semi-Volatiles $1950
EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Volatiles $1495
EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Metals $1395
Thermal or Solvent Used AC Regeneration Lab Scale Evaluation $1995
Volatile Matter Loss on Ignition (LOI) $250
Fixed Carbon $295
Lab Scale Steam Activation 1750°F and 15 psi 
Family of (5) Products + Testing
Lab Scale Chemical Activation Acid or Base $3200
Kilogram Scale Activation
Family of (5) Products + Testing
Production Ton Scale Activation Quote
Ultimate Test Package: Moisture, Volatile Matter, Fixed Carbon and BTU $795
Proximate Test Package: Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur $850
Advanced Carbon Testing Methods Cost (US $)
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) aqueous $1295
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) vapor $1395
U.S. Food Chemical Codex Testing $3500
Carbon Methods Development Quote
Trace Capacity Number (TCN) Acetoxime Method Estimated $995
TCN Tetrafluoromethane Method $995
Mini-Column AC Performance Evaluation (RSSCT) $4500 + analytical
Liquid Samples 10 point Isotherm AC Performance $3900 + analytical
Thermogravimetric (TGA) Sample Analysis $795
GC/MS Adsorbates B/N/A/P Characterization $1950
GC/MS Adsorbates VOC Characterization $1495
24 ICP Metals AC Adsorbates $945
BET Surface Area Analysis 10-point/N2 Adsorption Isotherm $895
Small Pore Size Distribution and Pore Volume Analysis $995
Skeletal Helium Density $695
Mercury Porosimetry for Large Pores or Adsorption Spaces $895
PIXE Chemical-Analysis $995
Vapor Phase Sorption Testing Methods Cost (US $)
Hydrogen Sulfide or Sulfur Dioxide Capacity $995
Carbon Mercury Capacity $1500
Other Vapor Challenges and R&D Quote
PACS Electrochemical Carbon Testing Services Cost (US $)
BET Surface Area $895
Conductivity/Resistance $695
Electrochemical Capacitance $995
Electrical Series Resistance (ESR) $995
Self-Discharge $1995
Energy Density $995
Power Density $995
Cycle-Life $9995
Separation of Psudocapacitance from Capacitance $4995
Determination of Pressure During Cycling $9995
Analysis of Electrolytes $4995
Evaluation of Electrodes after Cycling $995
Prototype Development $25000 (100 F)
Custom Electrodes for Energy Storage $995
Cost Analysis and Optimization Strategies ($/wh or $/kW) $50000
PACS Consulting Services Available Varies
Contracted R&D Miscellaneous Activated Carbon Products  
Telephone and Internet Written Consulting $90 per quarter hour
Exclusive Consulting Service Agreement (ECSA) $1,295 per day
Siting a carbon plant construction - operation costs 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 - 32 courses, 7 on activated carbon One day $995 Two days $1995
AC Tester Manual Instrument Heat of Immersion $295
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 Registration Fee
Orlando FL and Pittsburgh, PA
Litigation Support & Short Courses Cost (US $)
Office Litigation Support $200 per hour
Depositions and Courtroom $400 per hour
Travel Time $90 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 35 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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