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GPSC External Academic Service Fees


The GPSC External Academic Service Fees apply to services performed for students, faculty, and staff outside of the UT system. Training is available for use of the Mastersizer 3000 PSA. Once trained, researchers are able to use the PSA unassisted at a reduced rate (see below under Unassisted Particle Size Distribution).

The fees for services cover common lab supplies as well as reagents, labor, and service contracts. Fees for services provided to external academic users and clients include University of Tennessee finance and administrative costs.

Unassisted Particle Size Distribution

*Unassisted Laser Diffraction PSA – per sample rate $6.00
*Unassisted Laser Diffraction PSA – hourly rate **

GPSC Technician Operated Analyses

Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer $15.00
Hydrometer Analysis (ASTM D 422) **
Nested Sieve Analysis (wet or dry) (ASTM D 422) **
Particle Size Analysis Sample Pretreatment $5.00
Organic Matter Concentration – Loss on Ignition technique $5.00
Inorganic Carbon Concentration
Loss on Ignition technique $5.00
Acetic Acid technique **
pH and Electrical Conductivity $5.00
Soil Geochemistry
Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) **
Hatch DR/850 Series Portable Colorimeter **
Soil Extraction for Geochemical Analysis
Partial/Available Acid Extraction (Mehlich 1 and 3) $7.00
Near Total Extraction (Chang Method) $10.00
Magnetic Susceptibility (Bartington MS3 Meter w/ MS2E Sensor) $1.50
Sediment and Soil Core Stratigraphic Analysis **
Micromorphologic/Microstratigraphic Thin Section Analysis (Includes slide preparation) $175.00
Microartifact Analysis $65.00
Archaeological Sample Flotation $60.00

** Contact the GPSC for current service rates: Howard Cyr 865-974-9645

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