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19 January 2018

NICSTAR 2018

NICSTAR 2018 is being held between March 5-7 in Mumbai, India. NICSTAR is organised by NAARRI in cooperation with the Department of Atomic Energy India and the IAEA. The event is being supported by the International Irradiation Association (iia) and the World Council on Isotopes (WCI). Many our members and contacts will be represented at[…]

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2 January 2018

January 2018 Newsletter

The latest iia newsletter was circulated today. It can be accessed by clicking on the following link: January 2018 Newsletter

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13 December 2017

Radiation Physics & Chemistry – Special IMRP 18 Edition

Volume 143 – Special Edition of Radiation Physics and Chemistry is now available This special issue of the Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry is a collection of highlighted papers presented at the most recent IMRP conference held in Vancouver, Canada in 2016. The papers were selected by the session chairs and accepted after a[…]

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25 November 2017

Conservation of cultural heritage by irradiation

The IAEA just announced the publication of Uses of Ionizing Radiation for Tangible Cultural Heritage Conservation. This book provides state of the art knowledge on radiation technology applied to the conservation and consolidation of items of cultural heritage. IAEA Radiation Technology Series No. 6 STI/PUB/1747, 241 pp.; 92 figs.; 2017; ISBN: 978-92-0-103316-1, English, 50.00 Euro[…]

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29 October 2017

Irradiated plastic water bottles could cut cement industry’s carbon emissions.

MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the irradiated plastic with cement paste and fly ash to produce concrete that is up to 15 percent stronger than conventional concrete. For more information follow the[…]

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20 October 2017

Exclusive invitation for iia members

Special Call for paper submission exclusive to iia members – RPC The International Irradiation Association in close contact with the Editors of the journal Radiation Physics and Chemistry (Elsevier), one of the most relevant journals for the radiation processing community has made available the contribution of iia members in the special issue entitled – Radiation[…]

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17 October 2017

Mango Industry – using irradiation to gain market access

In November 2015 ABC news reported on an opportunity to export Australian mangoes to the United States. The article highlighted the important role played by iia member Steritech and the State of Queensland to the initiative. “Brisbane irradiation facility ready for Australia’s first big season of mango deliveries to the USA“. This month, October 2017,[…]

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3 October 2017

European Directives on food irradiation

The International Irradiation Association, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and 30 other people/organisations have submitted comments on the “Evaluation of the EU legal framework on food irradiation” ahead of the submission deadline today. The letter from iia and from the joint FAO/IAEA division can be accessed below. Other submissions[…]

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26 September 2017

IAEA Announces Concept of Qualified Technical Centres for the Management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources. In an effort to scale up the safe and secure management of disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS), the IAEA today introduced a new concept of Qualified Technical Centres. Commenting Christophe Xerri,[…]

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11 September 2017

NICSTAR 2018

The National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) has announced that the closing date for the submission of Abstracts for their 2018 conference is 31 October 2017.  iia is supporting the event.  More information and a link to the First Circular is available in the “events” section of our website. NICSTAR[…]

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