FEE SCHEDULE  (all prices shown include GST)
For 2015/16 period

Water & Effluent Analysis Soil Tests
Land Capability Assessment Coal Seam Gas Analysis
Soil Permeability Testing Grape Petiole Analysis
Trade Waste Test Suite Laundry Product Testing

PLEASE NOTE:   Due to exceptional demand for our services, we no longer accept samples without prior registration/advice.

We have introduced a scheduling system; 

First and last week of each month - Water samples only, Second and third week of each month - soil and manure samples only.  Plant analysis only on prior registration. Analyses outside this schedule can be arranged by contacting laboratory manager.

Water and Effluent Analysis
Basic water quality for domestic, stock, irrigation

(Download printable version in pdf)
 

$160 full test  (incl GST) Basic water test
pH, EC, Total dissolved solids (TDS), salinity hazard, total alkalinity, hardness, saturation index, metals (aluminium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc), major cations (sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), major anions (fluoride, chloride, bromide, nitrate-N, phosphorus, sulphur).
$484

(incl GST)

Greywater assessment - Laundry products
pH, EC, Total dissolved solids, turbidity, salinity hazard, total alkalinity, major cations (sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), phosphorus, sulphur, boron. Report compares the results with average of wash cycle from range of other powders and/or liquids using rainwater.
Test is run at the dose for the whole cycle of both a front loader and top loader (two sets of data compared to large scale analysis).
$363.00 (incl GST) Greywater assessment - other products   (dishwashing detergents, stain removal products, personal care products) mixed at the one rate.
Same suite of tests as above.  Where possible, data compared with similar products tested.

 

Other tests available on request

Water Analysis 2014/15   Retail price list Price incl. GST  

total solids (TS), total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids (TSS)

$55.70 set

volatile solids (ash)
(wastewater, biosolids and sludges only)

$46.70

pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total alkalinity, salinity hazard

$40.20 set

free residual chlorine and total chlorine (in field test only), excluding on-site fee

$24.80 set

fluoride, chloride, bromide

$49.00 set

trace elements -  antimony, arsenic, chromium, cobalt, nickel, selenium, silver, strontium, lead,

$70.00 set

aluminium, boron, calcium, cadmium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, phosphorus, sulphur, zinc, sodium adsorption ratio, hardness, saturation index.

$97.90 set

chloride, fluoride, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, sulphate (by suppressed ion chromatography) APHA method 4110

$89.00 set

total phosphorus (unfiltered sample) (TP) by perchlorate digest, ICP determination

$61.30

total nitrogen includes values for ammonia (colorimetric), nitrite and nitrate (ion chromatography) and total Kjeldahl nitrogen (micro-Kjeldahl)

$97.90 set

total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN) by micro-Kjeldahl method

$55.70

Total Oil and Grease (TOG)  USEPA method 1664)

$90.10

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), closed chamber method

$61.30

Biochemical oxygen demand -5 days
## Special collection and transport requirements

BOD5 for natural waters  (run in triplicate) $77.00
BOD5 for wastewaters  (run in triplicate) $77.00

Bacteria analysis *sample must be less than 30 min old or stored on ice and in-lab within 6 hours, collection vessel must be sterile prior to sampling

Note:  sterile 250 mL containers available from Lanfax Labs - please arrange for collection

Faecal coliforms, total coliforms and E.coli (set) $81.60

Wastewater samples - sewage, piggeries, feedlots, dairies

Special wastewater test (basic+solids +TP+TKN+NH3+NOx) (see below) $466.40

Discounts may apply to large number of samples or repeat monitoring programs (more than 20 samples at one time) - contact Lab for quotation.

Methods: All tests are conducted in accordance with 21st Edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (APHA, 2005)

NOTE:  water samples will only be accepted in approved containers.  Reused soft drink bottles are unacceptable.
Bacteria sampling must be done in sterile containers.

PRICES ABOVE ARE FOR ONE SAMPLE.
Discounts are available for more than 30 samples
PAYMENT MUST BE FORWARDED WITH SAMPLE

SOIL TESTS
A basic charge of $24.50 for sample preparation is included in each of the tests below

(All prices include GST)

$76.00 Basic Soil Test (Type 1)
pH in water, pH in calcium chloride, electrical conductivity, available phosphorus (Bray method)
$106.00 Basic test plus sulphate (Type 2)
pH in water, pH in calcium chloride, electrical conductivity, available phosphorus (Bray method), sulphate (KCl-40)
$120.00 Lime requirement (Type 3)
pH in water, pH in calcium chloride, electrical conductivity, available phosphorus (Bray method), sulphate (KCl-40), lime requirement (Adams & Evans method)
$264.00 Pasture analysis (Type 4)
pH in water, pH in calcium chloride, electrical conductivity, available phosphorus (Bray method), sulphate (KCl 40), lime requirement (Mehlich method), exch. zinc, copper, iron and manganese (DTPA method) exchangeable cations: sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, exchangeable acidity (Al3+, H
+), exchangeable sodium percentage, cation exchange percentage, Ca/Mg ratio
Special tests
$330.00 On-site effluent disposal 
On three horizons - pH in water, pH in calcium chloride, electrical conductivity, Exchangeable cations: sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, exchangeable acidity (Al3+, H+), cation exchange capacity (CEC),  exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP), field texture and Emerson' aggregate test (EAT)
on one horizon (usually B horizon)  phosphorus sorption curve (5-point)DOWNLOAD On-site brochure -click here
$210.00 Salinity Management
pH in water, pH in calcium chloride, electrical conductivity, salinity, exchangeable cations:
sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, exchangeable acidity (Al3+, H+), cation exchange capacity (CEC),  exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP), percentage base saturation, field texture analysis and Emerson' aggregate test (EAT), salinity rating for soil texture.

 

Other soil tests available on request - add sample prep charge to new samples  (prices include GST)

(Download a copy of these individual prices - click here)

Sample preparation, includes air drying and sieving
(compulsory for each soil sample)
$24.50
Moisture content (gravimetric) $24.50
pH & EC (1:5 soil:water), pH (1:5 soil:0.01M CaCl2) $24.50
Chloride (ion chromatography) $36.80
Lime Requirement (Mehlich single buffer) $36.80
Organic carbon (W&B wet oxidation) $49.00
Total organic carbon - Heanes wet oxidation $61.30
Mineral nitrogen (nitrate + ammonia) (2M KCl + steam distillation) $61.30
Mineral nitrogen (nitrite and nitrate) (ion chromatography) $36.80
Total nitrogen (TN) (micro-Kjeldahl) $61.30
Total phosphorus (TP) $61.30
Extractable Phosphorus  (Colwell or Olsen extraction) $49.00
Phosphate Buffer Index (with Colwell extraction) $122.40
Extractable Phosphorus  (Bray P) $36.80
Phosphorus sorption isotherm (5 point) $122.40
Extractable sulphur   (KCl-40 method) $49.00
Exchangeable cations, no pre-treatment, Na, Ca, K, Mg, exchangeable acidity (Al3+, H+), cation exchange capacity (CEC), exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP), Ca/Mg ratio $73.50
Exchangeable cations, pre-treatment, Na, Ca, K, Mg, exchangeable acidity (Al3+, H+), cation exchange capacity (CEC), exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP), Ca/Mg rati $121.30
Extractable metals (Cu, Cd, Fe, Mn, Zn) by DTPA extract $73.50
Available water capacity (field capacity, wilting point) n.a.
Bulk density (special requirements for sampling) $26.80
Field texture analysis and soil colour $36.80
Emerson Aggregate Test $17.80
Particle size analysis  (hydrometer method) $144.70
Sieve analysis for D10 and D60 determination (dry sieve only) $73.50
Trace elements-hot acid digest and ICP determination - per element by quotation

Solid waste analysis - manures, composts and wastes
Tests are available to satisfy requirements for environmental auditing and monitoring programs All tests are conducted in accordance with "Soil Chemical Methods- Australasia" Rayment and Lyons (2011) and accreditation procedures by the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council.

Payment:
PAYMENT MUST BE FORWARDED WITH SAMPLE
PRICES ABOVE ARE FOR ONE SAMPLE.

SPECIAL RATES MAY APPLY TO SPECIFIC MONITORING PROGRAMMES OR BATCHES OF MORE THAN 30 SAMPLES

Certificate of Proficiency Status with Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council for a range of soil tests

 

LAND CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT

Purpose: A suite of tests specifically tailored for consultants in the design of on-site wastewater management options

Sampling requirements: From an augered borehole, or soil profile excavation, sample each of up to three horizons.  Take a sample from each horizon and bag separately in labelled plastic bags. A good double handful of soil is required for each sample. The following analyses will be conducted:

Cost (incl GST)

Horizon

Analyses

$330 for suite Each of the three horizons 
(Horizons 1, 2 & 3)
Sample preparation - drying, crushing, sieving to < 2 mm

pH (1:5 water), pH (1:5 CaCl2), Electrical conductivity (1:5 water), salinity hazard,  major cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na), Exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP), Ca/Mg ratio, Exchangeable Acidity (H+, Al3+), cation exchange capacity (CEC), soil colour, soil texture, aggregate stability, assessment for irrigation application or trench disposal.

 

horizon 3  (lowest horizon) 5-point phosphorus sorption rating (graphical and numerical results)

Note:  The results of the above tests can be used in the design of on-site wastewater systems for the relevant state guidelines.

Download brochure - On-site systems 2014 (click here)

COAL SEAM GAS WATER - ANALYSIS SUITE

Purpose:  Coal Seam Gas Water contains various chemicals that when applied to soil may alter the hydraulic conductivity and may add salts to the soil that reduce the natural soil stability, particularly following rain, or impinge upon soil/plant functions.  The following suite of tests is designed to identify some of the chemical properties of water, extracted with coal seam gas, that are known to impinge upon soil hydraulic conductivity, sodicity and salinity.  No gas or hydrocarbon analysis is done.

Coal Seam Gas Water - Analysis Suite

Water property

Water analyses

Chemical attributes pH, Electrical conductivity, Total Alkalinity or Total Acidity, hardness
Salinity, sodicity and hydraulic related properties -no pre-treatment for soluble salts      OR major cations (Ca, K, Mg, Na), Sodium adsorption ratio*, Exchangeable acidity (H+ & Al3+), hardness
Physical properties Total solids (TS), total dissolved solids (TDS)*, total suspended solids (TSS), fixed solids, volatiles
Plant nutrients Ammonia, nitrate, TKN, Total nitrogen (TN), soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP), total phosphorus (TP), total sulphur
Trace Elements (Cations & anions) aluminium, boron, barium, cadmium, copper, iron, manganese, strontium, zinc, chloride, fluoride, bromide, arsenic, chromium, lead, silica

Cost:  A minimum of 1 L sample required - preferred maximum holding period is 24 hours - call lab for other details

$   (to be costed)     per sample for the above suite.    Call lab if more or less properties required.

 

SOIL PERMEABILITY TESTING

Purpose: Soil columns are packed with previously air-dried and sieved (<2 mm) soil, to a bulk density similar to the original soil body. Using a constant head approach, the soil columns are treated with rain water in four columns as a control while six test columns are treated with effluent of a known source (bore water, coal seam gas water, septic effluent, laundry water or others). Over many days the through-flow of water is measured and a time-related hydraulic conductivity is obtained. It is usual that the percolation continues over several days.

Sample requirements:  Soil sample size is 5 kg per run, and effluent volume 20 L per soil. Total run is 10 replicates, as shown.

Synthesised effluent may be used where particular properties need to be tested, such as laundry water, or effluent with a particular sodium adsorption ratio.

 

 

Cost:  contact laboratory for specific quotation after discussing actual testing regime.

 

 

 

 

TRADE WASTE TESTS
Trade waste analysis to comply with Armidale Dumaresq Council's Trade Waste Policy.
Lanfax Laboratories is an accepted trade waste analytical service provider by Armidale Dumaresq Council.
(download Trade Waste brochure here)

Services available:
Collection of sample to ensure correct sampling technique;
Collection of samples in accordance with Policy requirements and best practice;
Assistance with design of collection systems to comply with Policy requirements;
Analysis of water sample as required;
Collection of additional samples for analysis of pesticides, hydrocarbons and trace metals; and
Arrange packaging and freight as appropriate.

Typical requirements include: (typical non-hazardous liquid waste)

Cost (including GST)

 

$466.40 per sample,

consisting of:

Total solids (TS)
Total suspended solids (TSS)
Total dissolved solids (TDS)
Temperature (at time of collection)

pH and total alkalinity
Electrical conductivity (salinity)

Biochemical oxygen demand (5 day test)
Total oil and grease (TOG)
Total Phosphorus, soluble reactive phosphorus (orthophosphate)
Total Nitrogen  (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and Total Kjeldahl nitrogen)
Metals (aluminium, cadmium, copper,
iron, manganese, zinc)
Cations (calcium, magnesium, potassium,
sodium,) & sodium adsorption ratio
Anions (fluoride, chloride, bromide)

(NOTE: Price includes all sample containers and sample collection service, does not include travel and travel time)

Other tests are available,
those tests requiring assistance from other laboratories, to suit the unique trade waste conditions for your business that may include Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), organochlorines, organophosphates, trace hazardous metals (mercury, chromium, arsenic, selenium)

Professional assistance is available to assist you in meeting your requirements. Staff of Lanfax Laboratories will liaise with Council, on your behalf, with respect to services provided and the outcome of your testing program. It is usual that Council requires three tests immediately after connection to the sewer and then on a regular one test per annum basis.

All tests are conducted in accordance with the 21st Edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (APHA, 2005)