Services

TESTING AND ANALYTICAL SERVICES CELL

Testing and Analytical Services Cell ( TASC) coordinates the testing and analysis requirement of research scholars, academicians and  industries in and around Kerala. Having very sophisticated analytical equipments of state of art facilities  , CSIR-NIIST  caters to the needs of the students and small scale industries and entrepreneurs and thereby maximize the utilization of these sophisticated equipments. Though these equipments are meant for the requirements of the ongoing R&D activities of the Institute, as a policy NIIST  extends utilization of these facilities for the public in general and students in particular on payment basis. Those seeking the testing and analytical facilities of the Institute may contact the coordinator for the above cell with a written request who will give necessary guidelines for executing the analytical and testing of samples. While trying its level best to cater to the analytical and testing requirement of external students/agencies, NIIST reserves right to accept or reject the external request under circumstances of excess load on a particular analytical facility or when such equipment is down and under repair or facilities /expertise for executing the work is not available.

Coordinator:

Mr. Chandrakanth C.K
Coordinator, Testing and Analytical Services Cell
Senior Principal Scientist
Research Planning and Business Development Division
CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology ( NIIST)
Industrial Estate Post, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 019.
Phone: 0471-2515261 
Fax: 0471- 2491712
Email: chandra[at]niist.res.in

For online booking, kindly register on https://www.analyticsir.in/index and upload relevant KYC documents.

(Only Email enquiries will be entertained)

Testing & Analytical Charges At NIIST,Trivandrum 

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For availing students concession, the request should be made on Institute/Department Letter Head duly signed by the HoD/Principal/Research Supervisor.

AGRO PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SL NO Facility/ Equipment Rate Remarks
For R&D
Instt & SSI
Students Industry  
1 GC-MS 2190 1100 4380 Per sample
2 F.T.I.R 900 450 1800
3 DSC 1350 750 2700
4 HPLC 1800 1000 3600

 

MICROBIAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SL NO Facility/ Equipment Rate Remarks
For R&D
Instt & SSI
Students Industry  
1 F.T.I.R 900 450 1800 Per sample
2 Enzyme activity assays for technical
grade enzymes (cellulase, xylanase,
pectinase, amylase, protease, esterase)
2500 1000 5000
3 Evaluation of lignocellulosic
biomass for bioethanol production
15000 10000 30000 Per lignocellulosic biomass evaluation

 

CHEMICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SL NO Facility/ Equipment Rate Remarks
For R&D
Instt & SSI
Students Industry  
1 IR Spectroscopy 690 350 1380 Per sample
2 1H NMR (500 Mhz) 1110 900 2220
3 13C NMR  (500 Mhz) 2190 1800 4380
4 2D NMR  (500 Mhz) 4350 3600 8700
5 31P NMR  (500 Mhz) 1650 1380 3300
6 HR-TEM (Old) 10500 5250 21000
7 Carbon Coated Grid 400 400 480
8 Scanning probe 5250 3780 10500
9 Microscope(AFM/STM)      
10 GCMS Analysis 1140 780 2280
11 High Resolution Mass Spectroscopy 2250 1500 4500
12 Single Crystal XRD 15000 7500 30000
13 Transient spectra analysis 7500 3750 15000
14 Fluorescence Spectrometer with Vis and NIR Detectors 278 555 1110
15 Con-focal Raman Microscopy 1500 1080 3000
16 HR-TEM (STEM, EELS-Mapping) 12500 6250 25000
17 Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy measurement 1000/- for the first one hour + 500/- for additional hours 2000/- for the first one hour + 1000/- for additional hours 

 

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SL NO Facility/ Equipment Rate Remarks
For R&D
Instt & SSI
Students Industry  
1 X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) 4000 3000 8000 Survey & HR scan or depth profile (max. 120min XPS analysis time) per sample. Any additional analysis for 20% extra.
2 X-ray Powder Diffraction (pXRD) 1320 660 2640 Per sample
3 2D – X-ray Diffraction (2D XRD) 3750 2500 7500
4 Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) 4500 2250 9000
5 SEM-EDS Two frame analysis 4500 2250 9000
6 SEM-EDS With X-ray dot mapping 10800 5400 21600
7 Liquid Nitrogen 150 60 240 Per litre
8 PPMS Vibrating Sample Magnetometry (VSM)Testing Charges /Hour 3000 1500 6000 Per sample
9 PPMS Thermal Transport Option (TTO) Testing Charges /Hour 4000 2000 8000 Per Hour 
10 PPMS Electrical Transport Option (ETO) Electrical Conductivity/Hall Effect Testing Charges /Hour 4000 2000 8000
11 Trace Element analysis AAS 1890 1500 3780  Per sample
12 Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence 1140 900 2280
13 Surface area Analyzer Tristar 3000-BET 4500 2250 9000
14 Thermo gravimetric/Differential thermal analyzer- analysis Diamond TG/DTA Perkin Elmer 4350 2180 8700
15 Contact Angle Goniometer 450 250 865
16 Polarised Optical Microscope (Leica DM2700P with digital camera and software) 1200 600 2400
17 Dielectric Spectroscopy (1 mHz to 32 MHz) Solartron 1260 1200 600 2400
18 Optical Metallography
 (Leica DMRX microscope with digital camera and material work station)
1200 600 2400
19 Stereomicroscope (Zeiss microscope with digital camera) 1200 600 2400
20 Micro-hardness tesing(clemex,js 2000) 1350 680 2700
21 Mechanical Testing facilities
Instron UTM; 10 ton static Universal testing Machine (Instron, UK,Model;1195-5500R)
1800 1380 3600
22 Brinell/Vickers Hardness Testing; Imported hardness tester INDENTEC,UK roughness, fatigue etc;10 to Dynamic testing machine Instron, UK 10800 5400 21600
23 Model 8801 Wear & friction monitor DUCOM Instruments Model TR20LE 1200 600 2400
24 Thermal Conductivity Testing (Xe-Flash Technique) 3750 2400 7500
25 Dilatometry (Thermal Expansivity 2250 1500 4500
26 Thermomechanical Analyzer (Hitachi) 2500 1250 5000
27 Thermal Conductivity Testing (Xe-Flash Technique) 3750 2400 7500
28 EMI Shielding and Microwave Dielectric Testing 3000 1500 6000
29 Screen and Stencil Printing (without consumables like patterned screen, conductive ink etc) 4000 2500 8000
30 Screen and Stencil Printing (consumables like patterned screen, conductive ink, cleaning solution etc. should be provided by the user) 1000 500 2000
31 Isostatic Lamination Pressing 2000 1000 4000
32 Ferroelectric P-E Measurement 3000 1500 6000
33 RF Dielectric Measurement 2000 1000 4000
34 Particle size analyser 480 320 960
35 Zeta Potential Analyser 480 320 960
36 Rheometer 2040 1360 4080 Per programme
37 Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) 3240 2000 6480 Per sample
38 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) 1500 1000 3000

 

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SL NO Facility/ Equipment Method/ Instrument Rate Remarks
For R&D
Instt & SSI
Students Industry  
1 Physico Chemical Analysis of Water   3500 1750 7000 Per sample*
2 Physico Chemical Analysis of Water+Microbiological testing   6000 3000 12000
3 Microbiological Testing of Water   2500 1250 5000
4 Colour comparison Visual 390 200 780
5 Conductivity Conductivity Meter-Schott 300 150 600
6 pH pH Meter Systronics 320 300 150 600
7 Suspended solids Gravimetry 300 150 600
8 Settle able solids Gravimetry 300 150 600
9 Volatile Suspended solids Gravimetry 1000 500 2000
10 Dissolved solids Gravimetry 500 250 1000
11 Total solids Gravimetry 750 380 1500
12 Turbidity Nephleometry 300 150 600
13 Acidity Titrimetry 400 200 800
14 Alkalinity Titrimetry 400 200 800
15 BOD 5-Day,20@C 3500 1750 7000
16 Calcium Titrimetry 400 200 800
17 Carbondioxide Titrimetry 400 200 800
18 COD Dichromate 2500 1250 5000
19 Chloride Argentometric method 400 200 800
20 Residual chlorine Titrimetry 500 250 1000
21 Dissolved Oxygen(DO) DO Meter 300 150 600
22 Fluoride ISE 750 380 1500
23 Hardness Titrimetry 500 250 1000
24 Iron Colorimetry 500 250 1000
25 Magnesium Titrimetry 500 250 1000
26 Nitrate Colorimetry, Shimadzu 500 250 1000
27 Nitrite Colorimetry 500 250 1000
28 Nitrogen(Ammoniacal) Distillation 750 380 1500
29 Nitrogen(Kjhelda) Distillation 1000 500 2000
30 Oil & Grease Gravimetry 750 380 1500
31 Phenols Colorimetry 1000 500 2000
32 Phosphate (Ortho) Colorimetry 600 300 1200
33 Phosphate (Total) Colorimetry 1000 500 2000
34 Silica Colorimetry 800 400 1600
35 Sodium & Potassium Flame photometry,Systonics 128 500 250 1000
36 Sulphate Turbidimetry Gravimetry 750 380 1500
37 Dissolved Sulphide Iodometry 750 380 1500
38 Microbiological testing total plate count Spread plate, Laminar flow, Chamber 1800 900 3600
39 Total Coliform count MPN, Laminar flow chamber 1800 900 3600
40 Faecal streptococci MPN, Spread plate, Laminar flow, Chamber 2000 1000 4000
41 TOC analyzer (Liquid samples) Combustion method  Make: Analytica Jena Model: Multi N/C 3100 1000 500 2000
42 TOC analyzer  (Solid/Slurry samples) Combustion method  Make: Analytica Jena Model: Multi N/C 3100 1500 750 3000
43 Perchlorate analysis IC method 2700 1350 5400
44 Perchlorate analysis Electrode method 1400 700 2800
45 Field Olfactometer (SM 100) along with Breathing Air compressor Rental Basis 2000 NA 4000 Per day
* The rates of analysis mentioned are of indicative nature and are only applicable to the characterization of homogeneous and isotropic samples. The actual charges shall vary depending on the nature, condition, number of samples etc. and the costs towards sample preparation, conditioning, homogenization etc. shall be charged in actuals. The analysis charges shall be estimated purely on case to case basis ascertaining the actual conditions.

 
Important Notice for Mode of Payment:

In an effort to go cashless mode of transaction , CSIR-NIIST doesn’t accept payments in cash, DD or cheque towards analytical services with effect from January 01, 2017.
The charges towards analytical services along with applicable GST @ 18% is to be paid only through e-transfer which can be made using the following account details:

Name of the Account Holder Director, NIIST (CSIR), Trivandrum
Complete Contact Address Industrial Estate P.O, Trivandrum – 695019
Institution Account Name ( as per Bank Record) (NIIST) Regional Research Laboratory
Account Number 67047723825
IFS Code SBIN0070030
Bank Name STATE BANK OF INDIA
Branch Name Pappanamcode. (RTGS enabled)
Complete Branch Address Pappanamcode, Trivandrum , Kerala -695019
MICR No. 695002943
Account Type SB

After making the payment, a print out with the details of the transaction has to be submitted along with the application for the testing and analytical services. CSIR-NIIST shall provide the analytical services only after ascertaining the credit of the charges into the NIIST bank account.