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Laser Light Scattering - Mie and Fraunhofer Theories:

· 520-00Aqueous - based dispersion (ISO 13320)
· 520-01Non-aqueous - based dispersion (ISO 13320)
· 520-50Dry dispersion (ISO 13320) using Malvern Mastersizer
· 520 - 51 Liquid dispersion (ISO 13320) using Malvern Mastersizer

X- Ray Sedimentation  - Stokes’ Law

· 510-00Aqueous and non-aqueous based dispersion (ISO 13317-3)
(Requires density 133 - 00 prior to analysis)

Electrical Sensing Zone - “Coulter principle”

· 538-00Aqueous and non-aqueous based dispersion (ISO 13319)
· 538-02Particle Size Distribution plus particle concentration analysis (ISO 13319)
· 538-50Emission stack testing, particle size analysis of fly ash particles collected on filters (ISO 13319)

Particle Shape Analysis

· 005-80Particle shape using Wet dispersion and Dynamic Image Analysis (ISO 13322-2)
· 005-81Particle shape using an Automated Microscopy technique

Nano Particle Size

· 005-70Average particle size calculated from BET surface area
· 005-71Dynamic Light Scattering / Photon correlation spectroscopy (ISO 22412)

Sieve Analysis

· 010-16Dry or Wet sieving available / Ro-Tap apparatus
· 010-71Alpine Airjet Sieves
· 010-72Sonic sifter for small volumes

Other Particle Size Techniques

· 005-73Particulate count and concentration using the Light Obscuration technique
(USP method <788> and <789>)
· 005-74HEL Sub-sieve autosizer ASTM B330-07
(Requires density prior to analysis) ISO - 10070  Air permeability Diameter

Zeta Potential

· 120-00Zeta potential (ISO 13099-2)
· 120-01ISO-electric point determination and pH titration


· 010-50Particle size using automated SEM techniques

Mayer - Stowe

· 942 - 09Particle size calculation from Mercury Intrusion Analysis

· 005-00Single point surface area using Nitrogen gas (ISO 9277)
· 005-01Multipoint surface area using Nitrogen gas (ISO 9277)
· 005-02Multipoint surface area using Krypton gas (ISO 9277)
· 005-16Single point surface area using Krypton gas (ISO 9277)
· 005-10Multipoint surface area and STSA using Nitrogen gas (ASTM D6556)

Pore Size by Gas Adsorption

Pore size samples may include the following reports as appropriate: BET or Langmuir surface area, BJH mesopore analysis, DFT pore size calculations, single-point total pore volume, and t-Plot micropore volume

· 005-5040-point nitrogen adsorption isotherm
(20 Å to 3000 Å) ISO 15901-2.
· 005-05Surface area and 40-point Nitrogen desorption isotherm 
(20 Å to 3000 Å) ISO 15901-2
· 005-0840-point Nitrogen adsorption and 40-point desorption isotherm
(20 Å to 3000 Å) ISO 15901-2
· 010-03

Sample encapsulation in glass tube..

Micropore Pore Size Distribution

Reports may include H-K, Dubinin, and/or DFT methods for micropore analysis.

· 201-03High-resolution micropore analysis plus mesopore isotherm (4 Å to 3000 Å) ISO 15901-3

Pore Size by Mercury Intrusion

Report will include calculations of bulk density, skeletal density, porosity, average pore diameters, median pore diameters, and total intrusion volume. Additional summary reports such as tortuosity, factal dimension, permeability, and  compressibility are available upon request for an additional fee

· 942-03Mercury intrusion analysis
(pore size range 360 to 0.003 µm) ISO 15901-1
· 942-04Mercury intrusion and extrusion analysis
pore size range 360 to 0.003 µm) ISO 15901-1
· 942-10High-resolution macropore analysis (pore size range 900 to 4 µm) ISO 15901-1
· 942-11High-resolution macropore plus a complete intrusion and      extrusion analysis ISO 15901- 1
· 942 - 05 Additional mercury porosimetry calculations

· 133-00Skeletal density (Helium or Nitrogen pycnometry) ISO 12154
· 133-01
Skeletal density at specific temperature
· 133-02Open cell content of rigid cellular plastic, foam density (ASTM method D6226-05)
· 942-07Mercury bulk density
· 136-00Envelope density of solid, non-powder samples using the GeoPyc 1360
· 136-01T.A.P. (Transverse Axial Pressure) density using the GeoPyc 1360
· 136-02Specific pore volume and percent porosity calculations  (Includes true density analysis and envelope density analysis)
· 010-70Bulk and Tap Density
· 010-077Bulk density only

· 005-60Adsorption Isotherms at user defined conditions
(CO2 for example)
· 005-61High-Pressure Isotherms using Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, & Methane other gases
· 005-62High-Pressure Reactions
· 005-63Vapor isotherms - Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) gravimetric analysis
· 005-64Vapor isotherms using Volumetric technique
(ASAP 2020 or 3Flex)
· 005-65Inverse Gas Chromatography (Surface Energy Measurement)
· 005-75Surface Energy heterogeneity profie (Requires BET 005-01)

· 201-10Volumetric Chemisorption analysis (specify analytical method)
· 291-23Dynamic or pulse Chemisorption analysis (specify analytical method)
· 291-03Pulse Chemisorption using liquid vapors (specify analytical method)

Temperature-Programmed Studies

· 291-01Temperature-Programmed Reduction (TPR)
· 291-10Temperature-Programmed Desorption (TPD)
· 291-02Temperature-Programmed Oxidation (TPO)
· 291-06Mass Spectrometry analysis (must be combined with Temperature Program study or TGA)

Other Chemisorption Experiments

· 291-20Heat of Desorption, First order Kinetics
· 201-50Isosteric Heat of Adsorption

· 010-23Optical Microscope Photos
· 010-50Microscopy Techniques courtesy of MVA Scientific Consultants
· 010-40SEM imaging
· 010-41Elemental Analysis by Energy Dispersion Spectroscopy

· 005-66TGA - Standard Run Conditions Room Temp - 900 ° C
· 005-67DSC - Standard Run Room Temp - 600 ° C
· 005-68mDCS - Modulated DCS - High Resolution
· 005-69Combination TGA/DCS

· 010-00Non-Standard Laboratory Analysis
· 010-10Method Development services
· 010-11Method Validation Services
· 010-06Consulting services and detailed results interpretation

· 005-85Dynamic Void Volume - DVVA (ASTM D7854-16)
· 005-86Magnetic content using buck analyzer
· 005-87Expert Testimony
· 010-01Certificate of Analysis
· 010-15Viscosity of Newtonian liquids using cone/plate rheometer
· 010-18pH
· 010-19Percent moisture (weight loss upon drying)
· 010-22Specific gravity of slurry
· 010-24Total dissolved solids
· 010-25Total suspended solids
· 010-26Specific gravity at user specified temperatures
· 010-50010 – 50 Contamination or Particle Identification (outsourced)
· 010-80Special sample Preparation or storage (glove box or freezer)
· 010-50Volume calibration of AutoPore mercury penetrometers