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24March2017

Irradiation of Fresh Produce: New Database will Help Determine the Right Dose

A new database developed by the IAEA, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will help to identify the correct radiation dosage for disinfesting fresh products to eliminate the risk of carrying new invasive pests between countries. The database contains information on 89 fresh commodities and more are being added. For […]

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23March2017

iia Newsletter

Our latest newsletter has just been released. If you did not receive a copy please sign up to receive future newsletters. The current newsletter can be accessed via this link: iia newsletter

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20March2017

New Members

The International Irradiation Association is pleased to welcome two new members Gammatom and Chapman University. Gammatom is a well established irradiation service centre based near Milan in northern Italy. The Gammatom website includes an interesting video showing the facility and cobalt loading. Chapman University is a highly respected private University located in Southern California. The Food […]

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17March2017

The Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation

The Panel has recently introduced a new website and describes itself as: “The Panel on Gamma and Electron irradiation known as the Panel, is a group of experts with diverse interests in Irradiation processing. It meets twice per year. It is NOT a trade association. Its membership comprises both suppliers and users of irradiated products […]

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16March2017

Steritech to build x-ray facility in Melbourne, Australia

iia member Steritech has announced plans to build an x-ray facility in Melbourne, Australia. The investment is being made by Steritech and the Victoria State Government. For more information follow the links: Victoria State Government Media Release Press Comment – Produce Plus Steritech website

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10March2017

Radiation Physics and Chemistry – Topical issues in 2017

Radiation physics and Chemistry (Elsevier) will publish two topical issues in 2017 . The first issue is entitled Radiation Technologies for the Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Systems, and aims to provide an overview of novel radiation-based technologies applied to the field of nanotechnology. For this, the journal will soon issue a Call for Papers […]

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7March2017

Eb irradiation of wastewater in China

Photo: Nuclear and Energy Technology Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing.  Electron beam technology is used to clean industrial wastewater at a textile dyeing facility in Jinhua city, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai. This project is one of the first to exploit the opportunity to use irradiation to treat the pollutants in wastewater. Follow the link to […]

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3March2017

New seed treatment machine in Germany

After years of testing, Evonta-Technology GmbH based in Radeberg, Germany has now fully commercialized their grain treatment machine EVONTA e-3 for which they received the ‘Machine of the Year’ Prize of the DLV (Dutch Agricultural Extension Service) in 2016. Using low energy electron beam, the machine can treat up to 30 tons per hour of […]

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