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GPSC Private Industry Service Fees


The GPSC Private Industry Service Fees apply to services performed for non-academic, non-Federal, private industry clients.

The fees for services are based on market prices. Fees cover common lab supplies as well as reagents, labor, service contracts, and equipment depreciation. Fees also include University of Tennessee finance and administrative costs.

GPSC Technician Operated Analyses

Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer $30.00
Hydrometer Analysis (ASTM D 422) **
Nested Sieve Analysis (wet or dry) (ASTM D 422) **
Particle Size Analysis Sample Pretreatment $30.00
Organic Matter Concentration – Loss on Ignition technique $10.00
Inorganic Carbon Concentration
Loss on Ignition technique $10.00
Acetic Acid technique **
pH and Electrical Conductivity $10.00
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) $10.00
Near Total Extraction (Chang Method) $15.00
Magnetic Susceptibility (Bartington MS3 Meter w/ MS2E Sensor) $2.00
Sediment and Soil Core Stratigraphic Analysis **
Micromorphologic/Microstratigraphic Thin Section Analysis (Includes slide preparation) $200.00
Microartifact Analysis $70.00
Archaeological Sample Flotation $65.00

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

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