These tests are designed to assist municipalities, farmers, environmental agencies, and others in developing environmentally sound biosolids management and utilization programs, particularly in regard to land application.

Basic Biosolids Test

Samples are analyzed for pH, percent solids, volatile solids, total nitrogen, organic nitrogen, ammonium nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, aluminum, iron, manganese, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, and zinc.

Service Fees

Service Fee
Basic Biosolids Test $235.00

DEP Chapter 271 Sewage Sludge Quality Test

Samples are analyzed for percent solids, total nitrogen, organic nitrogen, ammonium nitrogen, arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, zinc, and PCBs to satisfy requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Chapter 271 Sewage Sludge Quality Test. Results are also reported for volatile solids, pH, aluminum, calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. 

Service Fees

Service Fee
DEP Chapter 271 Sewage Sludge Test $375.00

Optional and Individual Analyses

Service Fees

Test Method Fee
PCBs EPA Method 8082 $80.00
Cyanide EPA section 7.3.3.2 + 9010 $30.00
Mercury EPA Method 7470 $35.00
Arsenic EPA Method 3050B + 7060 $32.00
Selenium EPA Method 3050B + 7740 $32.00
Total Carbon Combustion $15.00
Nitrogen (NO3-N) Chromatography $15.00
Calcium Carbonate Equivalence (CCE) ASTM Method C 25 $25.00
Faxing Reports (cost per page) $1.00

Fees effective 7/01/2012

Submitting Your Sample

To use this program, obtain a free sample mailer and submission form from the laboratory.

Biosolids Submission Form

PDF document, 283.6 KB

Biosolids Sample Report

PDF document, 293.2 KB

Biosolids Methods

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Services Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Services Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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