Research Service

Research Activities:

Main objective of the research is to utilize biomass and agricultural produces and convert to bio-energy and various kinds of non-food products. These include plant productions for industries and investigation of agricultural produces using non-destructive technology. Collaborations between institutions both national and international are all welcome. Key researches are conducted under 3 research groups; Natural Product for Health, Bio-energy and Biomass for Environment.

Our Services

Analytical service fee
Kasetsart Agricultural and agro-industrial product developmenton
25 July 2012
 
1.    Material Analytical
1.1      Wood material
 

Analytical Services

Price (Bath/Sample)

1.       Solubility in Alcohol-Benzene

800

2.       Solubility in Alcohol

800

3.       Solubility in Hot Water

500

4.       Solubility in Sodium Hydroxide (1%)

300

5.       Lignin Content

900

6.       Holocellulose Content

900

7.       Alpha-cellulose Content

1,000

8.       Pentosan Content

1,400

9.       Ash Content

500

10.    Kappa Number

1,000

11.    Cellulose Viscosity

1,000

Remarks: The sample containing extractives has to be processed from 1-3 prior to further analytical (5-8).
 
1.2   Biomass  Fuel Material 

Analytical Services

Price (Bath/Sample)

From Wood Sample

1.       Sample Preparation (Chopping)

300

2.       Sample Preparation (Powder Grinding)

500

3.       Sample Preparation for Ash analysis

500

4.       Bulk Density

400

5.       Gross Calorific Value (as received)

800

6.       Gross Calorific Value (Oven Dry)

1,100

7.       Net Calorific Value

1,500

8.       Ash Content

500

9.       Moisture  Content  (as received)

300

10.    Volatile Matter Content

800

11.    Fixed Carbon Content

1,300

12.    Carbon Content

700

13.    Hydrogen Content

700

14.    Nitrogen Content

800

15.    Sulphur Content

800

16.    Oxygen Content

3,400

17.    Chloride Content

300

From Ash Sample

18.    pH value

300

19.    Silica (SiO2) Content

700

20.    Alumina (Al2O3) Content

700

21.    Sulphate (SO4) Content

600

22.    Diphosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5) Content

600

23.    Calcium Oxide (CaO) Content

600

24.    Magnisium Oxide (MgO) Content

600

25.    Iron Oxide (Fe2O3) Content

600

26.    Sodium Oxide (Na2O) Content

600

27.    Potassium Oxide (K2O) Content

600

28.    Manganese Dioxide (MnO2) Content

600


1.3 Herbal Material
 

Analytical Services

Price (Bath/Sample)

1.       Physical Values of Essential Oil-          Reflective Index-          Specific gravity

 500500

2.       Anthocyanin Content

1,000

3.       Free Radical Scavenging Activity (DPPH Method)

1,000

4.       Content Total Phenolic Content

800

5.       Total Flavonoid Content

800

6.       Total Plate Count/Yeast & Mold

500/500

7.       Susceptibility Test – Paper Disc Diffusion Test

1,000 Bath/Test Strain

 
1.4 Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Materials
 

Analytical Services

Price (Bath/Sample)

Proximate  Value

1.       Lipid Content

550

2.       Ash Content

500

3.       Protein Content  (Kjedahl Method)

500

4.       Moisture Content

300

Specific Techniques

5.       Protein Content  (Lowry)

500

6.       Sugar Content (Glucose, Arabinose, Xylose, Mannose, Sucrose, Fructose) by High Performance Liquid Chromatography

1,500

7.       Reducing Sugar Content by DNS Method

350

8.       Reducing Sugar Content by Somogyi-Nelson Method

350

9.       Pectin Content (Quantity of Galacturonic Acid)

500

10.    Ester Content in Bio-Diesel by Gas Chromatography

1,300

11.    Fatty Lipid Content by Gas Chromatography

1,500

12.    Activity of Protease

1,000

13.    Activity of Cellulase

1,000

14.    Activity of Laccase

1,000

15.    Activity of Manganese Peroxidase

1,000

16.    Activity of Lignin Peroxidase

1,000

17.    Activity of Beta-glucosidase

1,000

18.    Activity of Tannase

1,000

19.    Activity of Lipase

1,000

 
2. Product Analytical
2.1   Paper Product
 

Analytical Services

Price (Bath/Sample)

1.       Basis Weight

200

2.       Thickness

200

3.       Moisture

200

4.       Brightness

300

5.       Opacity

400

6.       Burst Index

400

7.       Folding Index

200

8.       Tensile Index

200

9.       Tear Index

200

10.    Stiffness

300

11.    Cobb Test

300

 
2.2 Health and Cosmetic Product
 

Analytical Services

Price (Bath/Sample)

1.       Physical Properties of Cosmetic Product

Color Value by Spectrophotometer/ L*a*b System

400

Viscosity by Brookfield Viscometer

300

Turbidity point in liquid soap

150

2.       Chemical Properties

Acidity-alkali by pH meter  for cosmetic product

300

3.       Quality of Usage

Half-Head test (Conditioner)

2,500

Stability of bubble

150

Physical attributes

 

4.       Microbial Properties of Cosmetic Product**

Total Plate Count

400

Escherichia coli

500

Yeast&Mold

400

Staphylococcus aureus

500

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

500

Salmonella

500

Clostridium

500

5.       Evaluation of biological skin

 

Skin elasticity test by Cutometer MPA 580

800

Transepidermal water loss by TEWL TM300

700

Melanin and redness by Pigmentation and spectrophotometer (Minola spectrophotometer cm-700d)/Pigmentation

200

Skin sebum test by Sebum - meter

250

6.       Stability for cosmetics by Freezing-Thawing cycle, Cooling/thawing cycle

2,500

7.       Product Development for cosmetics****

New formula(Detergent)/formula/3test

 

New formula(Emulsion)/formula/3test

 

Improved formulations(Detergent)/formula/3test

 

Improved formulations(Emulsion)/formula/3test

 

8.       Tyrosinase inhibition activity assay

5,000

9.       Sensory Test

Make agreement before test

Remarks: **Microbial property tests follow 152-2539 TISI Standard.
 ****For product development, customer must consult with our researchers for data manipulation including all agreements which can be changed during doing research.
 
3. Analytical Scientific Equipment Service
 

Analytical Services

Service Fee

Unit

Price (Bath)

1.       Steam-Explosion

Sample

500

2.       Pulping Unit

Time

6,000

3.       Wiley Mill

Hour

600

4.       High Consistency Refining

Hour

600

5.       Freeness Equipment

Sample

300

6.       PFI Mill

Sample

300

7.       Pulp Screen (Less than 500 gram)

Sample

500

8.       Cyclone Mill

Hour

800

9.       Essential Oil Extraction (Distillation)

First distillation 800 Bath/SampleNext distillation 400 Bath/Sample

10.    Maceration

Sample

1,000

11.    Soxhlet Extraction

Sample

1,000

12.    Rotary Evaporator

200 Bath/3 hours

13.    Homogenizer (type, vol/hour)

Time

300-500

14.    Microplate Reader (plate)

Plate

80-100

15.    High Intensity Ultrasonic

Time

500

16.    Nano-Particles (Microfluidizer)(type,vol/hour)

Time

2,000-3,000

Remarks: For service of Steam Explosion Machine, If the sample is less than 5 samples, additional fee will be charged 500 Bath/day for operation cost.
 
 
4. Material Analytical by Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Analytical Services

Price (Bath)

1.       Measuring Samples, Preliminary Study and Constructing Model (S – Project)

10-50 Samples

30,000

2.       Measuring Samples, Preliminary Study and Constructing Model (M – Project)

51-150 Samples

100,000

3.       Measuring Samples, Preliminary Study and Constructing Model (L – Project)

151-500 Samples

200,000