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Professional Analytical and
Consulting Services, Inc.

Laboratory Services & Consulting

RUSH Service Twice List Cost

Send Samples for Lab Testing – PACSLABS Input Form

Activated Carbon ASTM Test Package:

  • Received and Dry Apparent Density (AD)
  • ASTM Particle Size Screening (PSD); Hardness or Abrasion Number,
  • Total Ash, Oven Moisture,
  • Iodine or Butane Capacity Number

  • Received and Dry Apparent Density (AD), Moisture,
  • Iodine or Butane Capacity Number,
  • Heat-of-Immersion
$620 sample
(plus $620 control)
Best Available Technology

GAED aqueous – $1450
GAED vapor – $1550
Individual Lab Testing Methods Cost (US $)
AD Received and Dry and Oven Moisture $80
Tamped AD, powder $105
Dean-stark moisture $185
ASTM Particle Size Screening (PSD) $195
Laser Micron Particle Size Distribution (PSD) $395
Ball-Pan Hardness or Abrasion Number sample prep requires PSD $275
Total Anions $995
Total Ash $160
Major and Minor Elements in Ash $995
Acid Soluble Ash or Water Soluble Ash $295
Acid Soluble Iron or Arsenic or other metals $325
Iodine or Butane Capacity Number $230
Geosmine, MIB $900
Bromide Level on Carbon $395
Butane Working Capacity (BWC) $275
Carbon Tetrachloride Activity (CTC) $235
Benzene or Toluene Capacity Number $280
Remaining Carbon Service Time $520
Heat-of-Immersion $215
Molasses AC Decolorization $395
Methylene Blue Decolorization $895
Mercury in fly ash or activated carbon – method7471A or 1631A $495
ASTM Ignition Temperature $1475
DOT Auto-Ignition and Self-heating tests $2750
DOT UN Auto-Ignition and Self-Heating tests and ASTM Ignition Temperature (1740) $4225
Specific Gravity $215
Chloramine Capacity $1050
Wetability $695
Pressure Drop $895
Sulfur, Sulfide, Cyanide, Phosphate, or Nitrogen $290
Four Sulfur Species $525
True pH or Contact pH $295
Lab Sized Rotary Kiln Runs Each + Testing $810
Phenol Activity Value $850
Tannin Activity Value $860
Dust Attrition Test for GAC $895
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 $2300
Volatile Matter Loss on Ignition (LOI) $260
Fixed Carbon $300
Lab Scale Steam Activation 1750°F and 15 psi Steam
Family of (5) Products + Testing
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 $1450
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) vapor $1550
Trace Capacity Number (TCN) Acetoxime Method Estimated $995
TCN Tetrafluoromethane Method $1250
Mini-Column AC Performance Evaluation (RSSCT) $4700 + analytical
Liquid Samples 10 point Isotherm AC Performance $4300 + analytical
Thermogravimetric (TGA) Sample Analysis $810
GC/MS Adsorbates B/N/A/P Characterization $1970
GC/MS Adsorbates VOC Characterization $1595
24 ICP Metals AC Adsorbates $990
BET Surface Area Analysis 10-point/N2 Adsorption Isotherm $910
Small Pore Size Distribution and Pore Volume Analysis $995
Skeletal Helium Density $715
Mercury Porosimetry for Large Pores or Adsorption Spaces $995
PIXE Chemical-Analysis $1050
Vapor Phase Sorption Testing Methods Cost (US $)
Hydrogen Sulfide or Sulfur Dioxide Capacity $1795
Carbon Vapor Mercury Capacity $1700
Other Vapor Challenges and R&D Quote
Activated Carbon School Cost (US $)
Design, Operation, and Troubleshooting of Activated Carbon Liquid and Vapor Phase Systems
Wayne Schuliger P.E.
Activated Carbon Production and Sales
John Maurer
BioMass to BioChar: Renewable Carbonaceous Products
Hugh McLaughlin Ph.D/P.E.
Contracted R&D Miscellaneous Activated Carbon Products  
Telephone and Internet Written Consulting $90 per quarter hour
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
PACS Short Courses One day $1250 Two days $2250
Advertise your product: E-advertising $1,495 + editorial services
Activated Carbon Software Programs $9,000
International Activated Carbon Conferences Registration Fee
Pittsburgh, PA
$1495 early-bird


For other laboratory testing service, method development, R&D, software or consulting service needs, contact:


For Carbon Conferences or Short Courses in public sessions or at your time and place, contact us.

PACS provides testing, courses and consulting at the client's time and place, and twice a year carbon conferences.

PACS Positions Available:

  • Laboratory chemist for activated carbon group. Will train!

PACS has positions available for professional scientific service providers and has provided these services for over 38 years. PACS will accept proposals for short courses, consultants, activated carbon conference directors for focused conference subjects, and other needed services. New ideas are welcomed.

PACS, Inc.
409 Meade Drive
Coraopolis, PA 15108