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:

HKBhat

Dr. K. HARIKRISHNA BHAT

Coordinator, Testing and Analytical Services Cell

Chief Scientist & Head, Minerals and Metallic Materials

Material Sciences and Technology Division

CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology ( NIIST)

Industrial Estate Post, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 019.

Phone: 0471-2515330 (Office)

Fax: 0471- 2491712.

 

Testing & Analytical Charges At NIIST,Trivandrum (w.e.f.05-07-2017)

                                                          AGRO PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY

  SL   NO     Facility/   Equipment                                          Rate             Remarks
     For R&D

  Instt & SSI

   Students            Industry  
1 GC-MS

 

1850 950 3650 Per sample
2 F.T.I.R  750 400 1500
3 DSC 1150 750               2250

 

4 HPLC 1500 1000 3000

 

 

                                                          MICROBIAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY

A. Assays

  SL   NO       Facility/ Equipment                                     Rate     Remarks
  For R&D      Instt &           SSI     Students    Industry  
1 Anti-microbial activity assay        
  (a)    Anti-bacterial 1500 1150 3000 2 Cultures
(b)   Anti-fungal       2 Cultures
(c)    Anti yeasts       2 Cultures
2 Compositional analysis of biomass        
  (a)    Cellulose and hemicelluloses 7500 5250 15000 Per sample
(b)   Carbohydrate analysis 7500 5250 15000
3 Alcohol analysis by GC 3750 2650 7500
4 Nano Size Particle analysis                        ( Zeta Sizer) 400 300 800
5 Zeta Potential Measurement               ( Zeta Sizer) 500 400 1000

 

B.  Supply of Cultures

  SL     NO           Facility/                Equipment                                    Rate            Remarks
 For R&D     Instt &          SSI   Students        Industry  
1 Supply of culture(Freeze-dried)  

650

 

500

 

3000

Per sample
2 Supply culture(active on slant)  

950

 

750

 

4500

Fungi only
3 Freeze-drying of culture 3000 2250 15000 Ten ampoules

 

                                                          CHEMICAL SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

  SL    NO  Facility/ Equipment                                         Rate   Remarks
    For R&D             Instt &             SSI     Students        Industry  
1 IR Spectroscopy 600 350 1150 Per sample
2 500 MHz FTNMR        
1H NMR 950 750 1850 Per sample
13C NMR 1850 1500 3650
2D NMR 3650 3000 7250
31P NMR 1400 1150 2750
3 High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) 8750 4400 17500
Carbon Coated Grid 400 400 400
4 Scanning probe Microscope(AFM/STM) 4400 3150 8750
5 GCMS Analysis 950 650 1900
6 High Resolution mass Spectra 1900 1250 3750
7 Single Crystal XRD 11250 7500 25000
8 Transient spectra analysis 6250 3750 12500
9

 

Con-focal Raman Microscopy 1250 900 2500
10 Bruker – autoflex speed (Maldi – T of MS/MS) analyzer 2500 1250 5000 ,,

 

                                                          MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

  Facility/ Equipment                                       Rate        Remarks
SL NO      For R&D           Instt

       & SSI

   Students       Industry  
1 Scanning Electron Microscopy ( SEM) 3750 1900 7500 Per sample

(Two pictures)

2 EDS Two frame analysis 3750 1900 7500 Per sample
3 EDS With X-ray dot mapping 9000 4500 18000
4 Liquid Nitrogen 150 150 200 Per litre
5 XRD analysis 1150 600 2200 Per sample
6 Optical Metallography (Leica DMRX microscope with digital camera and material work station )  

1000

 

500

 

2000

Sample preparation charges extra
7 Stereomicroscope (Zeiss microscope with digital camera)  

1000

 

500

 

2000

Per sample
8 Micro-hardness tesing(clemex,js 2000) 1150 600 2250
9 Mechanical Testing facilities Instron UTM; 10 ton static Universal testing Machine  

1500

 

1150

 

3000

10 Brinell/Vickers Hardness Testing; Imported hardness tester  

650

 

350

 

1250

11 Instron Dynamic test system for fracture roughness,

 fatigue etc;10 ton Dynamic testing machine

 

9000

 

4500

 

18000

 (6 hrs Maximum)

 

 

12 Model 8801 Wear & friction monitor DUCOM Instruments  

1000

 

500

 

2000

Per sample
13 BET – Surface area Analyzer 3750 1900 7500
14 Thermo gravimetric/ Differential thermal analyzer ( up to 1000 o C)  

3650

 

1850

 

7250

Per Sample Simultaneous analysis
15 FT IR 750 400 1500 Per sample
16 Trace Element analysis AAS 1600 1250 3150
17 2D XRD Charges 3150 2500 6250
18 Energy  Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence 950 750 1900
19 PPMS Charges/Hr 1250 950 2500
20 Dilatometry 1900 1250 3750
 

21

X-ray photo electron Spectroscopy (XPS) 4000 3000 8000  

 

 

22 Thermo Gravimetric Analysis ( soft matter, polymer, organic  ( Max.temp – 800 o C)  

1250

 

1000

 

2500

23 Differential Scanning Calorimetry ( DSC Q2000), Soft Matter, polymmer, Max. Temp. 400 o C)  

2700

 

2000

 

5400

24 Particle size Analysis in Particle size and Zeta Potential Analyser 400 200 800 ,,
25 Zeta Potential analyzer 400 200 800 ,,
26 Rheological properties both in rotational and oscillatory mode  

1700

 

850

 

3400

 

                                                         

                                                         ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

A. Instrumental Analysis

SL NO Facility/ Equipment                                 Rate       Remarks  
For R&D Instt & SSI Students Industry  
1 Particle size analysis/Sedigraph  5001 Micromeritics upto 2 um  

2200

 

1150

 

4400

Per sample
Particle size analysis/Sedigraph  5001 Micromeritics upto 1um  

2650

 

1350

 

5250

2 Brightness meter Color touch ISO, Technidyne Corpn,Brightness

 

 

1450

 

750

 

2900

3 Zeta Potential Analyzer 3400 1700 6650
4 Viscometer Haake Viscosity (single) of liquid  

2250

 

1150

 

4400

With sample preparation 3400 1700 6650
5 Analysis of Dioxins

(Dioxins & Furans – 17 compounds)

 

15000

 

7500

 

30000

,,
6 Isokinetic Dioxin stack sampler 12500 6000 25000 ,,
7 Dioxin like PCBs (Dioxins, Furans, NO-PCBs, MO- PCBs – 29 compounds) & Standardization charges per order: 17000

 

 

 

 

8500

 

 

 

 

34000

 

 

 

,,
1 to 10

 

15000 10000 20000
10 to 25

 

20000 13000 25000
25& Above 25000 15000 30000

 

 

 

 

8 Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer

 

      ,,
Per sample upto 10 elements 2000 1000 4000
Additional Elements 200 100 400
Rare earth elements 2000 1000 4000
Precious Metals 2000 1000 4000
Standardization charges per order: 2500 1250 5000

 

   B. Chemical & Physical Characterization

SL NO Facility/ Equipment                                  Rate Remarks
For R&D Instt & SSI Students Industry  
1 SiO2,AI2O3,TiO2,CaO,K2O,

Na2O,Fe2O3,LOI

 

5650

 

2900

 

11150

Per sample
2 Determination of SiO2,,AI2O3,Fe

Determination of SiO2,,AI2O3,TiO2

 

2900

 

1450

 

5420

 

 

 

 

3 Determination of SiO2, only 1850 950 3650
4 Determination of AI2O3 only 1850 950 3650
5 Determination of Fe2O3 only 1850 950 3650
6 Determination of Fe2O3 and Tio2 1850 950 3650
7 Determination of SiO2,,AI2O3 2250 1150 4500
8

 

Determination of AI2O3, Fe2O3 1900 950 3750
9 Determination of SiO2,, Fe2O3 2250 1150 4500
10 Determination of Na2O, K2O 1900 950 3750
11 Determination of K2O, Na2O, CaO 350 1850 7250
12 LOI 1900 950 3750

 

13 K2O, Na2O, Fe2O3 3750 1900 7500
14 Ash content for carbonaceous materials  

1900

 

950

 

3750

15 Iron oxide for Fe2O3 only 1900 950 3750
16 Complete chemical analysis  of high alumina refractories (AI2O3, more than 60% and SiO2,, AI2O3,MgO, CaO, K2O, Na2O,LOI  

5450

 

2750

 

10850

17 Sieve Analysis (one sieve anal.) 750 400 1500
18 Coarse particle in clay per IS:505-1979  

950

 

500

 

1850

19 Grit content 850 450 1650
20 Slaking test 500 350 1000
21 True specific gravity 1000 500 2000
22 Apparent specific gravity/relative density  

1250

 

600

 

2450

23 pH value 500 250 950
24 Water soluble matter in clay 500 250 950
25 Acid soluble matter in clay 600 350 1100
26 Bleachability(reductive) 3350 1700 6650
27 Physico Chemical Analysis of Water 2850 6250  
28 Physico Chemical Analysis of Water+Microbiological testing  

 

4750

 

8750

 
29 Microbiological Testing of Water 1200 2250  

                                                                                 

                                                         ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

SL NO Facility/ Equipment           Method/

       Instrument

 

 

                                  Rate

For R&D Instt & SSI Students Industry Charges for additional samples(50% for students,20% for Industry
1 Colour comparison Visual 350 200 650 100
2 Conductivity Conductivity Meter-Schott  

600

 

350

 

1100

150
3 pH pH Meter Systronics 320  

1250

 

650

 

2450

250
4 Suspended solids Gravimetry 1350 700 2600 250
5 Settle able solids Gravimetry 1350 700 2600 250
6 Volatile Suspended solids Gravimetry  

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
  Dissolved solids Gravimetry 1350 700 2600 250
8 Total solids Gravimetry 1350 700 2600 250
9 Turbidity Nephleometry/ELICO Nephelometer  

600

 

350

 

1100

150
10 Acidity Titrimetry 1350 700 2600 250
11 Alkalinity Titrimetry 1350 700 2600 250
12 Aluminium VA,Colorimetry 746,VA TraceAnalyzer,Elico  

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
13 Arsenic VA,746 Trace Analyzer  

3000

 

1500

 

6000

500
14 Boron Colorimetry,

Elico

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
15 BOD 5-Day,20@C 2100 1100 4100 375
16 Cadmium VA,746VA Trace Analyzer  

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
17 Calcium Titrimetry 1350 700 2600 250
18 Carbon dioxide Titrimetry 1350 700 2600 250
19 COD Dichromate 1500 750 3000 250
20 Chloride ISE 1350 700 2600 250
21 Chloride(Residual) Titrimetry 1350 700 2600 250
22 Chromium VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

 

3000

 

1500

 

6000

500
23 Cobalt VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
24 Copper VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
25 Dissolved Oxygen(DO) DO Meter 1500 750 3000  
26 Fluoride ISE 1350 700 2600 250
27 Hardness Titrimetry 1350 700 2600 250
28 Iron VA,Colori-metry 746 VA Trace Analyzer  

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
29 Lead VA,746 VA 1350 700 2600 250
30 Manganese VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
31 Magnesium Titrimetry 1350 700 2600 250
32 Nickel VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

1500 750 3000 250
33 Nitrate Colorimetry,

Elico

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
34 Nitrite Colorimetry,

Elico

 

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
35 Nitrogen(Ammoniacal) ISE/Distillation 2100 700 2600 250
36 Nitrogen(Kjhelda ISE/Distillation 2100 1100 4100 400
37 Oil & Grease Gravimetry 1350 700 2600 250
38 Phenols Colorimetry,

Elico

 

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
39 Phosphate(Ortho) Colorimetry,

Elico

 

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
40 Phosphate(Toatl) Colorimetry,

Elico

 

2100

 

1100

 

4100

400
41 FlamePhotoMetry,Systronics 128 Chem.Lab  

200

 

150

 

350

100
42 Silica Colorimetry,

Elico

 

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
43 Sodium Flame photometry,

Systonics 128

 

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
44 Sulphate Turbidimetry Gravimetry  

1350

 

700

 

2600

250
45 Sulphide Iodometry 1500 750 3000 250
46 Tin VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
47 Vanadium VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

 

3000

 

1500

 

6000

500
48 Zinc VA,746 VA

Trace Analyzer

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

 

250

49 Microbiological testing total plate count

 

Spread plate, Laminar flow,

Chamber

 

1500

 

750

 

3000

250
Total Coliform count MPN,

Laminar flow chamber

 

1500

 

650

 

3000

250
Faecal streptococci MPN,

Spread plate,

Laminar flow chamber

 

2100

 

1100

 

4100

400
Suspended solids MPN,

Laminar flow chamber

 

2150

 

1100

 

4100

400
50 TOC analyzer Combustion method LiquiTOC II ElementaR  

6000

 

3000

 

12000

1000
51 Perchlorate analysis IC method 2250 1500 4500  
52 Perchlorate analysis Electrode method 1150 750 2250  

 

  Testing Charges (155.7 KiB, 2,322 hits)

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.