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Smart INks as a standard TEsting tool for self Cleaning surfaces

Objective

"This action will explore the utilisation of photocatalyst indicator inks in a CEN standard for the rapid testing of the activities of various different self-cleaning surfaces, including: glass, tiles, paints, fabrics and concrete. The formulations of all the inks will be given in the standard and so freely available. To date, no rapid screening method for assessing photocatalyst activity exists outside the use of such inks and ISO and CEN have no plans at present to introduce a standard based on these inks, although many members of the photocatalyst community and relevant ISO and CEN communities use them. The key project objectives are: i) prepare appropriate, different photocatalyst inks and typical photocatalyst samples based on glass, tiles, paint, concrete and fabrics for round robin tests, ii) conduct a series of round robin tests that identify the best inks and protocol for each very different coating substrate, iii) present the results and conclusions of the round robin tests to the relevant CEN committee (TC386) and use the feedback to improve the prepared draft standard and finally iv) have accepted by TC386 a final CEN standard on photocatalyst activity-measuring inks for subsequent processing and adoption by CEN via TC386. The proposal is fully supported by the chairman of CEN/TC 386 ""Photocatalysis"" and will address an important need, not yet covered by the current CEN/TC 386 group, namely the rapid assessment of activity using smart inks which can be also used in field tests. The proposal compliments the portfolio of CEN standards currently under development and the project consortium consists of 4 academic and 3 industrial partners, two of which are already active in the CEN/TC 386. The proposed standard ink test for self cleaning surfaces will deliver a new CEN work item in TC 386, which will be invaluable to CEN/TC 386 and help significantly strengthen the position of European industry."

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-CSA-6
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Coordinator

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Czechia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 156 280
Administrative Contact
Anna Mittnerová (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 943
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrew Mills (Prof.)
INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 53 037
Address
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suresh Pillai (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 51 574
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Witold Szwebs (Mr.)
MILLENNIUM INORGANIC CHEMICALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 669
Address
Laporte Road Stallingborough
DN40 2PR Grimsby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claire Hill (Dr.)
VITRA IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 26 857
Address
Arklow Business Park Ballynattin
Arklow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hickson Robert (Mr.)