ISO 10678:2010 specifies a method for the determination of the photocatalytic activity of surfaces by degradation of the dye molecule methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solution using artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and characterizes the ability of photoactive surfaces to degrade dissolved organic molecules on ultraviolet radiation.
The test method specified is also applicable to evaluation of the specific photocatalytic self-cleaning activity of surfaces covered with respective coatings.
This method is not applicable to characterizing the photoactivity of surfaces on visible illumination, regarding direct soiling, degradation of gaseous molecules and the determination of antimicrobial photoactivity of surfaces.
Status: Under development
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 206 Fine ceramics