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Equipment List and Charging Schemes

Rate of Charging Lab Equipment

Name of Equipmenta HKUST internal users: Instruction use and academic research 1) HKUST internal users: Non-RGC/UGC government projects
2) Sister institute users: RGC/UGC funded projects
External industrial users, service contractsb Online Book/Request
Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence $180/polymer sample, $250/sample
(5 samples or less)
or
$1250/day
(operated by staff)
$200/polymer sample, $280/sample
(5 samples or less)
or
$1450/day
(operated by staff)
$200/polymer sample, $280/sample
(5 samples or less)
or
$3900/day
XRF
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 (under maintenance)
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
a All instruments (except for XRF) are operated by users after training.
b In this category, instruments are operated by ENVF staff.

Charging Scheme for Biological Facilities

Name of Equipment / Facility HKUST Users Online Book/Request
Autoclave for sterilization $50/4-hour, cap at $100/day Autoclave
Biological Safety Cabinet (Class II) for bacterial/fungi culture $50 per use or per day BSC1
Biological Safety Cabinet (Class II) for cell line culture $50 per use or per day BSC2
Microbiological Incubator (28 oC for fungi) $50 per use in 24 hours Incu28
Microbiological Incubator (37 oC for bacterial culture) $50 per use in 24 hours Incu37
Orbital Shaking Incubator (for bacterial culture) $50 per use in 24 hours IncuShak
CO2 Incubator (for human/animal cell line culture) $50 per use in 24 hours IncuCO2
Beckman GS-15R Centrifuge (for cell culture only) $50/4-hour, cap at $100/day Centrifuge
Freezer (3 larger units and 1 small unit for -20 oC storage ) large unit: $100/unit/month or $800/unit/year
small unit: $50/unit/month or $400/unit/year
Freezer
Cold room (16 60x60x60cm3 units for 4 oC storage) $100/unit/month or $800/unit/year Coldroom

Other Lab Equipment and Service

Category Name of Equipment Charges for UST Users* Online Request Form
Other Equipment Electronic Balance Free1 General Request Form
Furnace & Oven Free1
Ultrapure Water System Free1
Others Free1
General Service

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

1 Kindly note that only equipment cost is free.

Computer Database and Computational Cluster

(effective from 1 November 2018)

  • HK$500/month/user for database
  • HK$100/hour/user for computational equipment and cap at HK$3,000/month
  • HK$300/hour for staff cost and cap at HK$4,000/month

HKUST Air Quality Research Supersite

(effective from 1 November 2018)

  • HK$500/month/user





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