Professional Analytical and Consulting Services

Laboratory Services & Consulting

RUSH Service Twice List Cost

See also: 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, Dean-stark 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
Extra compounds – $800 each
GAED vapor – $1550
AC Feedstocks Chemical Characterization Test Package:

  • Mercury, Chromium, Antimony, Arsenic, Lead
  • Total Ash,
  • Major/Minor Elements in Ash,
  • PIXE,
  • Proximate/Ultimate Groups,
  • DOT UN Auto-Ignition and Self-heating tests
AC Gold Application Test Package:

  • Hardness,
  • Gold Platelet,
  • Dust Attrition,
  • K Capacity,
  • R Adsorption Rate,
  • Apparent Density
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
Individual Lab Testing MethodsCost (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
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
Molasses AC Decolorization$395
Methylene Blue Decolorization$895
Mercury in fly ash or activated carbon – method7471A or 1631A$495
GAC Dechlorination Capacity$995
ASTM Ignition Temperature$975
DOT Auto-Ignition and Self-heating tests$875
DOT UN and ASTM Ignition Temperature (1740) Save $85$1765
(Save $85)
Specific Gravity$215
Chloramine Capacity$1050
Pressure Drop$895
Sulfur, Sulfide, Cyanide, Phosphate, or Nitrogen$290
Four Sulfur Species$525
True pH or Contact pH$225
Acidic and Basic Groups (meq/g)$690
Lab Sized Rotary Kiln Runs Each + Testing$810
Phenol Activity Value$850
Tannin Activity Value$860
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$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
Lab Scale Chemical Activation Acid or Base$3600
3D Carbon ServicesQuote
KG Production Scale ActivationQuote
Ultimate Test Package: Moisture, Volatile Matter, Fixed Carbon and BTU$795
Proximate Test Package: Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur$850
Advanced Carbon Testing MethodsCost (US $)
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) aqueous$1450
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) vapor$1550
U.S. Food Chemical Codex Testing$3700
Catalytic Carbon Hydrogen Peroxide$895
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 MethodsCost (US $)
Hydrogen Sulfide or Sulfur Dioxide Capacity$1195
Carbon Vapor Mercury Capacity$1700
Other Vapor Challenges and R&DQuote
Activated Carbon SchoolCost (US $)
Activated Carbon Principles, GAED, Practices and Opportunities
Henry Nowicki Ph.D/M.B.A.
Design, Operation, and Troubleshooting of Activated Carbon Liquid and Vapor Phase Systems
Wayne Schuliger P.E.
Activated Carbon Production and Sales
John Maurer
Pressure Swing Adsorption and other Cyclic Adsorption Processes and Applications
Dr. James Ritter
BioMass to BioChar: Renewable Carbonaceous Products
Hugh McLaughlin Ph.D/P.E.
PACS Electrochemical Carbon Testing Services Cost (US $)
BET Surface Area$895
Conductivity/Resistance $695
Electrochemical Capacitance$995
Electrical Series Resistance (ESR)$995
Energy Density$995
Power Density$995
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 AvailableVaries
Contracted R&D Miscellaneous Activated Carbon Products 
Telephone and Internet Written Consulting$90 per quarter hour
Exclusive Consulting Service Agreement (ECSA)$1,500 per day
Siting a carbon plant construction - operation costsQuote
R&D, new test methods or process developmentQuote
Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED) Instrumentation$150,000
Carbon Standards: Molasses, Iodine, Butane, CTC, Mercury$595 EACH
PACS Courses - 32 courses, 7 on activated carbonOne day $1250 Two days $2250
AC Tester Manual Instrument Heat of Immersion$295
Advertise your product: E-advertising$1,495 + editorial services
Activated Carbon Software Programs$9,000
AC Conference Proceedings$235
Include non-attendee marketing into AC Conference Proceedings$195
Bi-annual International Activated Carbon Conferences Registration Fee
Orlando FL and Pittsburgh, PA
$1495 early-bird
Litigation Support & Short CoursesCost (US $)
Office Litigation Support$375 per hour
Depositions and Courtroom$450 per hour
Travel Time$90 per hour + Expenses
PACS Short CoursesOne day $1250 Two days $2250


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


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

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