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10 March 2017

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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7 March 2017

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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3 March 2017

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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28 February 2017

Food Irradiation Q&A

A useful summary answering frequently asked questions about food irradiation can be found below: Q & A Food Irradiation  

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27 February 2017

Source Security News

The attached article was published last week. The International Irradiation Association (iia) continues to monitor news articles and legislative proposals relating to irradiation and to respond as appropriate. iia recognises the importance of security. In November 2016 iia worked with the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) to deliver a workshop on security alongside the […]

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26 February 2017

Canada permits the irradiation of ground beef

Canada has been considering the approval of irradiation for a number of years. Permission to irradiate fresh and frozen raw ground beef has been given and was published in the Canada Gazette on February 13, 2017. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association submitted an application in 1998. Following several high profile cases of foodborne illness resulting from […]

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22 February 2017

Steritech rebrand and sponsorship

Australian contract sterilisation and decontamination company and iia member Steritech have recently rebranded their business with a new logo and positioning line of ‘Protecting What Matters’. They also launched their new website this week at www.steritech.com.au. Steritech, along with other iia members MEVEX and CGN Dasheng and Zhongke Hi-Wits, are also sponsors of the Seventh […]

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20 February 2017

New Members

Towards the end of 2016 iia we were pleased to welcome SPI (Iran), Systagenics (UK) and Radchem (Hungary) as new members. This month Benebion (Mexico) joined iia. A brief introduction to these new members appears below further information is available in the member listing: Shar Parto Iranian (SPI): Based in Tehran, Shar Parto Iranian (SPI) […]

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16 February 2017

Chemistry Radiation and Radiation Chemistry (CR&RC)

In 2016, the French researchers of the radiation chemistry community who met at the conference Journees d’Etudes de la Chimie sous Rayonnement (JECR) in Sete and those who met during the Radiochemistry conference in Nice expressed their wish to form a single group as a joint subdivision of the French Society of Chemistry and the […]

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