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Equipment List and Charging Schemes

Rate of Charging Lab Equipment

Name of Equipment Instruction use and academic research (internal users) Non-RGC/UGC
(internal users)
(+sister institute users)
Industrial & Service contracts Online Request Form
(internal users)
Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence $180/polymer sample, $250/sample
(≤5 samples or less)
(operated by staff)
$200/polymer sample, $280/sample
(≤5 samples or less)
(operated by staff)
$200/polymer sample, $280/sample
(≤5 samples or less)
Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrophotometer $120/hour $200/hour $500/hour ICP-OES
Gas Chromatograph with Mass Selective Detector System $150/day $450/day $2000/day GC-MS
Gas Chromatograph with Electron Capture Detector + Headspace Sampler $100/day $425/day $1760/day GC-ECD
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer $150/half day (4 hrs) $310/half day (4 hrs) $920/half day (4 hrs) TOC
HPLC System with PDA & FLR Detector $125/half day (4 hrs) $265/half day (4 hrs) $880/half day (4 hrs) HPLC
RAMAN Microscope $50 per use or per day $200/half day (4 hrs) $480/half day (4 hrs) RAMAN
UV/VIS/NIR Spectrometer $50 per use or per day $230/half day (4 hrs) $480/half day (4 hrs) UVVIS NIR
Scanning Electron Microscope with EDXS System $50 per use or per day $200/half day (4 hrs) $2200/day SEM
Liquid Chromatograph(LC) - Mass Spectrometer (MS) with Triple Quadrupole System(QTRAP System) $300/day $1000/day $3000/day LCMS
LCMS data processing PC - - - LCMS-PC

Other Lab Equipment and Service

Category Name of Equipment Charges for UST Users* Online Request Form
Biological Facilities Autoclave Free1 General Request Form
Microbiological Incubator Free1
Orbital Incubator Free1
Bench top Orbital Shaker Free1
Class II Safety Cabinet Free1
Microcentrifuge & Centrifuge Free1
Cold Room Free1
General Equipment Electronic Balance Free1
Furnace & Oven Free1
Ultrapure Water System Free1
Other equipment
General Service

Computer Database and Computational Cluster

  • HK$500/month/user for database
  • HK$100/hour/user for computational equipment and cap at HK$3,000/month
  • HK$250/hour for staff cost and cap at HK$4,000/month

HKUST Air Quality Research Supersite

  • HK$500/month/user

* Please note that charge will subject to change without prior notice. The charges does not include consumables.

1 Kindly note that only equipment cost is free.

The charges shown in the table are effective from 1 June 2018.