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27 April 2017

IMRP 19 -Strasbourg

The next International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) will be held between the 1st and 5th April 2019. The Regional Sponsors for the conference are iia members IBA and Aerial. We have been promoting IMRP 19 whilst attending the IAEA ICARST conference this week. Organisations that are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at IMRP 19 […]

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25 April 2017

Security Update

The security of radioactive material remain a high priority for our industry. We endeavour to keep our members up-to-date on recent security news and developments and to promote current best practice. Members can view details of an update that is not directly related to our industry but which highlights the importance of security. The linked […]

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25 April 2017

Irradiation in India

Irradiation continues to make progress in India where about 20 gamma irradiators are now in operation. Seven of them are owned by various government organization, three being research and semi commercial facilities. Most irradiators have a design capacity between 0.5 and 1 MCi capacity. Among the five facilities dedicated to low and medium dose food […]

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16 April 2017

Safety, Security and Regulation

The National Association for the Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) in India has today, 16 April, launched a book “Safety, Security and Regulations in handling Radiation Sources”. Dr Sekhar Basu (Chairman Atomic Energy Commission – Department of Atomic Energy) officiated. Shri Bhardwaj (Chairman Atomic Energy Regulatory Board), Shri Kamlesh Vyas (Director Bhabha […]

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Non-Dynamic Eb Spread Device
12 April 2017

Non-Dynamic Eb Spread Device for electron accelerators developed by Huazhong University & Wuxi El Pont

A Non-Dynamic Electron Beam Spread Device for electron accelerators developed by Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Wuxi El Pont Radiation Technology Co., Ltd A Non-Dynamic Electron Beam Spread Device for electron accelerators has been developed under a cooperation of two research groups directed by Associate Professor Jiang HUANG from Huazhong University of Science […]

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11 April 2017

ICARST Program and Book of Abstracts

The International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST 2017) is fast approaching. The event will be held in Vienna between 24 and 28 April 2017 at the VIC in Vienna. The International Irradiation Association will be present at the event and will have an exhibition stand (C14) in C Building – The […]

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10 April 2017

Technology – Impediments to switching technology

Various initiatives are being progressed by organisations that are interested in facilitating a technology switch – generally gamma to electron beam or x-ray. One such study is being undertaken by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Fermi have been asked to investigate what might be impeding a […]

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7 April 2017

EuCARD2 News and Update

EuCARD2 – Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development. The 4-year project started on 1st May 2013. The aim of the project was to build upon, consolidate and extend the broad collaboration started by the two IAs: CARE in FP6 and EuCARD in FP7. (FP stands for Framework Project.) The 4th and final EuCARD2 Annual […]

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6 April 2017

Nuclear Science & Cultural Heritage in Brazil

The IAEA has posted a news item about the work being undertaken by iia member IPEN who is using radiation techniques to treat, analyse and preserve cultural artefacts ranging from art pieces to old military paraphernalia to public document archives. Pablo Vasquez, researcher and manager of the multipurpose gamma irradiation facility at the Nuclear and Energy […]

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4 April 2017

The 7th Chapman University Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

Over 80 people representing 12 countries attended the 2017 Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum at Chapman University on March 21-22. In his opening remarks, Mr. Osama El-Lissy, Deputy Administrator for USDA-APHIS PPQ, recognized the role of irradiation in advancing global trade in fruit. The first day focused on the basics of phytosanitary irradiation providing information on efficacy, […]

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