ISO 17094:2014

Photocatalysts are composed of semi-conducting metal oxides such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. The ISO 17094:2014 standard is designed to determine the anti-bacterial activity of materials containing an indoor-light active photocatalyst or have indoor-light active photocatalytic films on their surface, by measuring the survial of bacteria after illumination with indoor light. ISO 17094:2014, though intended for use with ceramics, can also be used with other photocatalytic-treated materials such as textiles, glass and plastics.

Description of Test

  • Bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) are inoculated onto the test and control materials.
  • After a period of artificial light exposure, viable bacteria are extracted from the test and control materials and enumerated on a nutrient agar medium.
  • The efficacy of the anti-bacterial treatment in response to light is calculated by comparing the test and the control materials according to criteria outlined in the standard.
  • The antibacterial effect is also assessed in the dark and incorporated into the calculations.
  • Other bacteria or fungal species can be used upon request. 

Submitting a Sample

Identify the number of samples you wish to test and we will provide you with a quote. Upon receipt of samples and payment we will test the samples in accordance to the standard and provide a report of the results.

Turnaround Time

We aim to report your results within 3 weeks of sample receipt

Third Party Validation

On passing this test, the product can be labelled as having been tested by airmid healthgroup to ISO 17094:2014 in support of any claim relating to the test and data received.

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The quality of the third party data we received from airmid healthgroup helped us showcase our innovative strategy of licensing this novel technology at a prestigious international scientific event, the European Innovation Convention. Ultimately this will allow us add value and differentiate our customer offerings through a focus on health and indoor air quality.
Mr. Robert Hickson, MD of VitrA Ireland

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