Fine ceramics – Determination of the antiviral activity of semiconducting photocatalytic materials.
Products that can be tested
Products containing photocatalytic materials or products coated with photocatalytic films that are flat sheet, board or plate shaped.
Description of the test
- The test method provides a quantitative evaluation of the antiviral activity of photocatalytic materials by exposing the test material to an appropriate virus for 2-8 hours under UV at a predefined intensity.
- Tests are run in triplicate for treated and untreated materials under UV and in the dark.
- The test method has been written for use with the bacteriophage Q-beta, but the protocol can be adapted for use with other biosafety level 2 viruses/bacteriophages.
Third Party Validation
On passing this test, the tested product can be labelled as having been tested by airmid to ISO 18061:2014 in support of any claim relating to the test and data received.