Price List: UH Users (PDF)

 

Instrument

Prices

Water Samples

Dissolved inorganic nutrients (a)

Seal AA3 Auto Analyzer

$20/ sample

Dissolved organic nutrients (TN+TP) (b)

Seal AA3 Auto Analyzer

$15/sample

Total dissolved phosphorus (TDP) via HTA (c)

High-temp oxidation and AA3

$8/sample

High-temp DOC/TDN

Shimadzu TOC-L

$15/sample

Dissolved inorganic carbon (d)

VINDTA and Coulometer

$50/sample

Dissolved oxygen and ion titrations (d, e)

Metrohm Titrando

$15/sample

Conductivity (d)

Metrohm Titrando

$5/sample

Alkalinity (d)

Metrohm Titrando

$25/sample

Particulate Analysis (sediments or filters)

Carbon & Nitrogen (CN) (f)

Exeter Elemental analyzer

$6/sample

Carbon & Nitrogen & Sulfur (CN+S) (f, g)

Exeter Elemental analyzer

$12/sample

Total P via Aspila

High-temp oxidation and AA3

$10/sample

Inorganic P via Aspila

Acid extraction and AA3

$10/sample

Inorganic carbon (d)

UIC Coulometer

$20/sample

Chl a (d)

Turner Designs Fluorometer

$7/sample

Turbidity

Hach turbidity meter

$4/sample

User Based Charges (h)

Cost for user to run coulometer per hour
[DIC (water) and IC (sediments)]

UIC Coulometer

$10/hr

Cost for user to run titrando per hour
(Alkalinity, DO, Salinity)

Metrohm Titrando

$10/hr

Cost for user to run fluorometer per hour
(Chl a, filters or sediments)

Turner Designs Fluorometer

$10/hr

Additional Facility Charges

Hourly Tech Charge for training purposes

 

$80/hr

Filter and sediment prep for CNS analysis

per sample charge

$5/sample

Acidification treatment for CNS analysis

per sample charge

$3/sample

pH adjustment of water samples for AA3

per sample charge

$7/sample

Dilution of water samples AA3

per sample charge

$7/sample

Notes:

a Includes (NO3- + NO2-, PO43-, NH4+, H4SiO4)

b Via UV oxidation in line with autoanalyzer

c TDP determined by the high temperature ashing method of Solorzano and Sharp (1980), modified by Monaghan and Ruttenberg (1999), which provides more complete recovery of all types of DOP compounds more than UV or persulfate methods (Ridal and Moore 1990; 1993); samples to be run on autoanalyzer after oxidation. DOP can be determined as the difference between TDP and PO43-.

d Analyses can be conducted by facility users for an hourly rate (see user based charges)

e Ion titrations include calcium, magnesium, chloride, fluoride

f Samples must be wrapped and ready for analysis

g Sulfur cannot be measured on filters

h Training prior to facility instrument use is mandatory

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Also looking for Isotope analysis? We can work closely with the Biogeochemical Stable isotope Facility to facilitate combined sample submission. Please visit the website at: www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/isotope_biogeochem/index.htm

Additional Facility Charges

There will be a 36.7% surcharge applied to all non-UH federally funded users. This surcharge will cover indirect costs for maintenance of the facility currently covered by the university: [non-UH rate = UH rate + 0.367*(UH rate )]. Non-UH Price List (PDF)

Specialized academic-grade analysis of samples for private/commercial users is available upon request. A 35% surchage for analysis of such samples will be added to the non-UH federally funded rate: [Private/commercial rate = non-UH rate + 0.35*(non-UH rate)]. Private/Commercial Price List (PDF)

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Facility run analyses

Descriptions of sample analyses as well as recommended sample volume and storage/treatment for each analysis is listed below. If the recommended sample volumes cannot be met, please contact the laboratory manager to discuss options for sample analysis.

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Water samples

Inorganic nutrients (NO3- + NO2-, PO43-, NH4+, H4SiO4) on SEAL Analytical AA3. Total cost is $20.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs. Samples must be filtered, frozen, and stored in plastic bottles (glass sample bottles will compromise H4SiO4 analysis). Minimum volume for analysis is 50 ml. If dilution or pH adjustments are required please see additional costs under Technician Charges (below).

Total dissolved nutrients (Total Dissolved Nitrogen (TDN) and Total Dissolved Phosphorus (TDP)) on SEAL Analytical AA3; Dissolved organic N and P (DON, DOP) can be obtained as the difference between total dissolved and dissolved inorganic nutrients. Total cost is $15.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs. TDN and TDP analysis occurs via an on-line UV digestion system. Samples must be filtered and frozen. Minimum volume for analysis is 50 ml (100 ml for both inorganic and organic nutrients). If dilution or pH adjustments are required please see additional costs under Technician Charges (below)

Total dissolved phosphorus (TDP) via high temperature ashing (HTA). Total cost is $8.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs. Samples must be filtered and can be frozen or acidified/refrigerated. Minimum volume for analysis is 5 ml.

Total dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen (TOC/TN) on the Shimadzu TOC/TN analyzer. Total cost is $15.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs. Samples should be collected and frozen in glass vials. The autosampler tray uses 24ml borosilicate glass vials; samples collected in these vials can be analyzed without an additional transfer. Minimum volume for analysis is 20 ml.

Dissolved inorganic carbon analysis of seawater samples on UIC coulometer coupled to VINDTA: Total cost is $50.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs including hourly rate for technician time. Samples should be stored in gas tight containers, poisoned and ready for analysis. Minimum volume for analysis is 500 ml.

Dissolved oxygen and ion titrations analysis on the Metrohm Titrando. Total cost is $15.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs including hourly rate for technician time.

Conductivity analysis on the Metrohm Titrando. Total cost is $5.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs including hourly rate for technician time. Samples should be stored in gas tight containers to prevent evaporation. Minimum volume for analysis is 10 ml.

Alkalinity analysis on the Metrohm Titrando. Total cost is $25.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs including hourly rate for technician time. Samples should be stored in gas tight containers, poisoned and ready for analysis. Minimum volume for analysis is 200 ml.

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Particulate samples

Particulate carbon and nitrogen analysis (CN) on the Exeter Elemental Analyzer. Total cost is $6.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs. Samples should be pre-wrapped and ready for analysis. Discuss sample set with laboratory technician prior to preparation to ensure proper sample mass. Users are welcome to use the facility to prepare samples, please contact the facility to arrange a time for sample prep. If preparation of samples by S-LAB technician is required, please note the cost under Technician Charges (below).

Particulate carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur analysis (CNS) on the Exeter Elemental Analyzer. Total cost is $12.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs. Samples should be pre-wrapped and ready for analysis. Discuss sample set with laboratory technician prior to preparation to ensure proper sample mass. Users are welcome to use the facility to prepare samples, please contact the facility to arrange a time for sample prep. If preparation of samples by S-LAB technician is desired please note the cost under Technician Charges (below).

Total or inorganic phosphorus via high temperature ashing (HTA). Total cost is $10.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs. Samples should be provided as filtered particles on PC or PP filters, or as bulk homogenized/ground sediment. Discuss sample set with laboratory technician prior to preparation to ensure proper sample mass.

Inorganic carbon analysis on UIC coulometer: Total cost is $20.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs including hourly rate for technician time. Samples should be provided as bulk homogenized/ground sediment. Discuss sample set with laboratory technician prior to preparation to ensure proper sample mass.

Chl a analysis on Turner Designs fluorometer. Total cost is $7.00/sample; includes analysis against standards and all associated costs including hourly rate for technician time. Samples should be provided as filtered particles on GF/F filters. Discuss sample set with laboratory technician prior to preparation to ensure proper sample mass.

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User-based analyses

The cost for user-based analyses is $10.00/hour or $80.00/day. All users will be required to undergo training with the facility manager prior to using facility instrumentation. During training, users will be responsible for paying the hourly rate for the lab manager of $80.00/hour. It is estimated that training will take 2–3 hours, depending on instrumentation and users’ prior knowledge. Users will have access to common lab equipment (ovens, balances, DI water, centrifuge, muffle furnace, pellet press, etc). Users must supply their own quality control standards. The following instrumentation is available for user-operated analyses:

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Technician Charges

Hourly technician rate is $80.00/hour.

Filter and sediment preparation (weighing/wrapping) for particulate carbon, nitrogen and sulfur: Total cost is $5.00/sample; includes hourly rate for technician time and consumables cost.

Acidification of particulates for determination of particulate organic carbon: Total cost is $3.00/sample; includes hourly rate for technician time and consumables cost.

pH adjustment on water samples for inorganic or organic nutrient analysis: Total cost is $7.00/sample; includes hourly rate for technician time and consumables cost.

Dilution of water samples for inorganic or organic nutrient analysis: Total cost is $7.00/sample; includes hourly rate for technician time and consumables cost.

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