LABORATORY RESEARCH IN GEOLOGY

WHY US?

The Central Laboratory accomplishes comprehensive laboratory support of all exploration works performed by the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Geological Company” (UGC).

The Central Laboratory (CL), which consists of physicochemical, nuclear physical, mineralogical and petrographic and technological laboratories, has been performing laboratory research at the highest professional level to study and examine the composition and properties of minerals for over 80 years.

CL is the only integrated laboratory in the geological branch of Ukraine, which performs a full range of mineral raw materials research.

Individual approach to each Customer.

Modern measuring, testing and auxiliary equipment.

Highly qualified stuff with years of experience and appropriate certification: geologists, chemists, geochemists, mineralogists, technologists, physicists, etc.

Appropriate conditions for conducting laboratory works excluding the influence of randomness on the research results.

Compliance and ensuring our customers with confidentiality of information and rights

Compliance with DSTU ISO / IEC 17025, all legislative requirements as well as requirements of Customers.

QUALITY CONFIRMATION OF OUR SERVICES

Certification by the State Geological and Subsurface Survey of Ukraine with the participation of the State Enterprise “Ukrmetrteststandart” for conducting measurements in the sphere and beyond of distribution of state metrological supervision (Certification document).

Assessment of measurement capabilities of the Central Laboratory by the State Enterprise “Ukrmetrteststandart” and Certificate of Conformity issue.

Systematic internal laboratory control of the result accuracy and reproducibility.

Regular participation in the program of interlaboratory comparisons of measurement results.

Laboratory is a participant of international programs for monitoring the chemical composition of surface waters of of the European river basins.

List of measuring capabilities of the CL.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Own modern measuring, testing and auxiliary equipment.

Systematic verification and calibration of all measuring equipment used during laboratory work.

Constant monitoring of the stability of metrological characteristics.

TYPES OF LABORATORY RESEARCH

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL LABORATORY

Determination of mass particles of chemical elements (about 60) in rocks, hard incombustible minerals, minerals, ores and products of their processing and recycling, soils, peat, ground, surface and sewage waters, natural and technological objects of the environment;

determination of general sanitary and toxicological water indicators;

determination of pesticides, surfactants, phenols, petroleum products in soils and waters;

determination of agrochemical and environmental soil indicators .

Applied methods
atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS);
coulometric;
chromatographic;
colorimetric,flame;
photometric;
spectral;
ion selective.

NUCLEAR PHYSICAL LABORATORY

Quantitative determination of chemical elements in ore and non-metallic minerals, objects of the environment;

alpha, beta- gamma spectrometry measurements;

radiation hygiene assessment of water, products and raw materials which they are made of;

radiation hygiene document (passport) compilation.

Applied methods
gamma-ray spectrometry;
neutron activation;
x-ray spectral;
x-ray fluorescence.

MINERALOGICAL AND PETROGRAPHIC LABORATORY

Mineral composition determination of sedimentary rocks, ores, products of concentration, raw materials for construction works, modern man-made new formations;

accompanying mineral study in search of diamonds.

Applied methods
quantitative, semi-quantitative, mineralogical analyses;
lithological analysis.

TECHNOLOGICAL LABORATORY

Material composition study of mineral types of ores; principle scheme establishment for the extraction of minerals; selection of the ore processing scheme with the determination of technological enrichment indicators to make a feasibility study and inventory calculations; study of engineering and geological characteristics of soils; study of physical and mechanical properties of non-metallic minerals: fire and bentonite clay, kaolin, building and facing materials (sand, gravel, detritus, quarrystone).

Applied methods
gravity concentration;
electromagnetic concentration;
electrostatic concentration;
flotation concentration;
quantitative, semi-quantitative mineralogical analyses;
physical and mechanical methods according to regulatory documents.

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research of mineral and clay raw materials (fusible and refractory), kaolins, bentonite clays with conducting researches and tests in order to control the quality of raw materials, conducting semi-factory or factory tests for the production of building materials;

research of mineral and clay raw materials (fusible and refractory), kaolins, bentonite clays with conducting researches and tests in order to control the quality of raw materials, conducting semi-factory or factory tests for the production of building materials;

testing of binders (cement, gypsum, lime and others), abrasive fillers, concrete and additives to concrete;

soil study;

testing of wall ceramic products (bricks, tiles, etc.), refractory products;

research of building mixes, roofing and finishing materials with the study of the appearance, geometric parameters, physical and mechanical and operational properties: strength, rigidity, crack resistance, hardness, frost resistance, heat resistance, refractoriness, linen, acid resistance, density, viscosity, adhesion, shrinkage, abrasion, wear resistance, humidity, water absorption, etc. in accordance with normative documents of Ukraine and interstate ND.

development and approval of normative documents, drafting of technological regulations.

provision of scientific, technical and technological assistance to enterprises: active and projected.

Applied methods

physical and mechanical tests.

thermal, chemical-mineralogical and other analyzes according to normative documents.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

The CL develops its own Measurement Methods (MM) for complex and unusual (atypical) projects, which are tested, approved, as well as assessed at the State Enterprise “Ukrmetrteststandart”.They are suitable for all areas of metrological activity in Ukraine. (more information)

The CL departures to the place and takes samplings according to your order.

We provide internship for specialists of other laboratories.

The CL performs unusual, nonstandard (unconventional) laboratory tests.

TIME FRAME

Terms of order performance are agreed and confirmed with the Customer. The executors strictly adhere to the time frame.

HOW WE WORK

Customer’s request to the Central Laboratory (CL) (e-mail, e-mail, phone call, personally) with information about the object under study, indicators to be determined, and compliance with regulatory documents (DSTU, GOST, ISO, etc.).

The customer receives the Commercial (Business) Offer with the calculation of the work cost and terms of execution.

Treaty conclusion, which defines all the essential conditions, including the terms of payment.

Sample acceptance to the laboratory. We provide an additional service – sample taking at your request.

Compliance with the treaty. Informing the Customer about the work progress and intermediate results.

The customer receives the results according to the treaty (results of analyses, passport, protocol of research, report etc.).

USEFUL INFORMATION

In the study of water on iron content, it is necessary to take water into a container with a preservative, which is provided in the laboratory.

Proper water samling: before the water is taken for analysis from the well, the latter should be pumped well. Water sampling must be taken into polyethylene bottle from mineral water with a capacity of 1.5 dm3 under the lid.

A laboratory specialist supplies you with container with preservative agent for radiation and hygienic water assessment.

PRICE LIST

860 UAH

Full chemical water analysis + iron

calcium ion, magnesium, sodium, potassium, ammonium ion, nitrate ion, nitrite ion, chloride ion, sulfate ion, bicarbonate ion, carbonate ion, silicic acid, phosphorus, oxidation, hydrogen index (pH), dry residue, hardness.

800 UAH

Full chemical water analysis

calcium ion, magnesium, sodium, potassium, ammonium ion, nitrate ion, nitrite ion, chloride ion, sulfate ion, bicarbonate ion, carbonate ion, silicic acid, phosphorus, oxidation, hydrogen index (pH), dry residue, hardness.

1400 UAH

The document (passport) of radiation and hygienic assessment of water quality

radium, radon, uranium.

From 100 UAH

Semiquantitative spectral analysis (ІV accuracy category)

Includes 34 elements.

1000 UAH

Full silicate analysis of rocks

Full silicate rock analysis

From 80 to 800 UAH

Chemical analysis of individual elements

Pliumbum, zinc, gold, cadmium, ect.
The price is determined depending on the element.

From 50 to 150 UAH

Sample preparation

Depending on the weight and type of rock, the price is determined.

380 UAH 530 UAH

Radiation and hygienic assessment of building materials, soils, rocks

(1 hr. exposition) - 380 UAH
(2 hr. exposition) - 530 UAH

From 800 UAH

Reduced mineralogical analysis of crystalline and friable rocks

Up to 10 minerals are determined.

From 800 UAH

Full mineralogical analysis of crystalline and friable rocks

Up to 50 minerals are determined.

From 800 UAH

Mineralogical analysis of sand for construction works and other unconventional types of research

From 800 UAH

Lithologic study of friable rocks

340 UAH

Agrochemical soil characteristics: exchange NPK, pH

nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, pH indicator.

140 UAH

Agrochemical soil indicators: humus

The cost of all analytical researches is calculated when the order is negotiated according to the document of consolidated budget regulations on exploration works (ZUCN) in Part 15 Laboratory research. The cost also depends on order characteristics (quantity, weight, elements, etc.).