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Analytical Lab

Instrumentation and Analysis

Soil

  • Soil Moisture
  • pH
  • Salinity
  • Sodium Absorption Ratio
  • Texture, Hydrometer
  • Total Carbon
  • Organic/Inorganic Carbon
  • Metals
  • Soil reclamation recommendations

Water and Soil Extracts

  • pH
  • Conductivity (EC)
  • Total Carbon (TOC)
  • Inorganic Carbon (IC)
  • Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC)
  • Total Nitrogen (coming soon)
  • Metal Cations by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, and Fe
  • ICP-MS elemental analysis
  • Anions ICS (coming soon)
  • Cations and minor elements ICP-OES (coming soon)
  • Nitrate, Ammonium, Phosphate (coming soon)

Vegetation

  • Total Carbon
  • Total Nitrogen (coming soon)
  • Cations and minor elements ICP-OES (coming soon)

Sample Prep

  • Microwave Digestion
  • Block Digestion
  • Muffle Furnace and Drying Oven

Fee Schedule

Test Description Price/Sample Sample Size
S1 Sample Preparation / Drying and Grinding (required for most samples) $4  
S2 pH (saturated paste) $4 100 g
S3 Electrical Conductivity (Ece) (saturated paste) $6 100 g
S4 pH + Ece $7 100 g
S5 SAR - Sodium Adsorption Ratio $14 150 g
S6 pH + Ece + SAR $27 150 g
S7 Combustion (Total Carbon) $20 5 g
S8 Organic Carbon Combustion (TOC) $14 20 g
S9 Water-Soluble Elements (Saturated Paste) Ca, Mg, Na, K, B, S $17 250+g
S9a Water-Soluble Elements (Saturated Paste) Chloride (Cl) $15 250+g
S10 Total Element Composition EPA 3050 Digestion + ICP-MS analysis $33 4 g
S11 Texture % Sand, Silt, Clay (Hydrometer) $19 100 g
S12 Sand Size Friction (VF, F, M, C, VS) $17 100 g
S13 Coarse Fragment Analysis (>2mm fraction) $8 100 g
S14 Moisture Content $4 100 g

Sample collection available upon request – price would include hourly rate and mileage
Price subject to change without notice
Prices Effective 8/26/2019

Sample Collection Instructions and Videos (coming soon)

Education & Outreach

Contact

Colleen Jones, Ph.D.

  • Phone: (435) 722-1757
  • Email: colleen.jones@usu.edu
  • Lab: BEERC, 217 & 218
  • Office: BEERC, 221S
  • Mailing and Shipping Address:
    Environmental Analytical Laboratory
    Utah State University – Vernal
    320 N Aggie Blvd
    Vernal, Utah 84078