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Department of Environmental Health

College of Public Health

Analyses

EHSL ANALYSES AND PRICE LIST

Physical and Aggregate Properties

PARAMETER
METHOD
TECHNIQUE
COST
Acidity
SM2310B
Titration
$20
Alkalinity
SM2320B
Titration
$20
Conductivity
SM2510B
Meter
$5
Hardness
SM2340B
Calculation or Titration
$20
Total Solids
SM2540B
Gravimetric
$20
Total Dissolved Solids
SM2540C
Gravimetric
$25
Total Suspended Solids
SM2540D
Gravimetric
$25
Volatile Suspended Solids
SM2540E
Gravimetric
$28
Settleable Solids
SM2540F
Imhoff cone
$20
Temperature
SM2550B
Thermometric
$5
Turbidity
SM2130B
Nephelometric
$10

Metals

PARAMETER
METHOD
TECHNIQUE
COST
Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium,
SM3111
Atomic Absorption (Flame)
  $30

Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese,

SM3113
Atomic Absorption (Electrothermal)
  $30
Mercury, Nickel, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc
SM3120
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy
  $50
 
SM3030
Preliminary Treatment of Samples (if necessary)
$10

Inorganics

PARAMETER
METHOD
TECHNIQUE
COST
Anions by IC:
SM4110B
Ion Chromatography
 

Bromide,  Chloride,  Fluoride,  Nitrate, 
Nitrite,  Phosphate,  Sulfate

 
 per anion
 $15
 
 
 all seven anions
 $45
Oxygen (Dissolved)
SM4500-O
Membrane Electrode
 $5
pH
SM4500-H+
Electrometric
$5

Organic Constituents and Compounds

PARAMETER
METHOD
TECHNIQUE
COST
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
SM5210
5-Day BOD Test
$30
Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
SM5310
Combustion-Infrared
$30
Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC)
 SM5310
Combustion-Infrared
$35

Microbiological Examination

PARAMETER
METHOD
TECHNIQUE
COST
Heterotrophic Plate Count
SM9215
Pour Plate or Spread Plate
$20
Total Coliforms/E.coli
SM9223
Chromogenic Substrate
$40
Total Coliforms/Fecal Coliforms
SM9222
Membrane Filtration
$37.50

Basic Analyses Package for Well Water               $125

This group of tests gives a general background of the most important water quality parameters that apply to homes on well supplies.

This package includes:

Microbiological:      Total Coliforms     E.coli     

Physical Properties:     Hardness     pH     Conductivity     Total Dissolved Solids

Metals:     Calcium      Magnesium

Anions:      Chloride      Fluoride     Nitrate      Phosphate      Sulfate


 

General Laboratory Guidelines:

  1. It is necessary to call EHSL at 423-439-7639 to request specific water analyses and arrange pickup of proper sample bottle(s).  General information and facts regarding different analyses we perform can be given at this time.  See links below for maps to campus and Hutcheson Hall.
  2. For quality assurance/quality control purposes, all sample vessels must be provided by EHSL.  At the time of pickup, information regarding proper sampling procedures, transport requirements, and specific time limits for returning the samples will be provided.
  3. All samples must be collected by the client or third party. EHSL does not collect samples for non-contract work.
  4. EHSL reserves the right to refuse samples which have been improperly collected or preserved, or for which no prior notification has been    given.
  5. The prices are listed for aqueous samples only.
  6. Turnaround time for most analyses is 5 to 10 working days. Metals and some organic analyses may require 15 working days.

 Location for pickup of necessary sample supplies and sample drop off:

Environmental Health Sciences Lab
Room 8, Hutcheson Hall
198 S. Dossett Drive

Direction map to ETSU

ETSU campus maps

Mailing address:

Environmental Health Sciences Lab
Department of Environmental Health
P.O. Box 70682
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-0682

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