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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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14 July 2017

Particle Accelerators and People

Accelerators produce beams of subatomic particles and charged atoms that help manage our health and the environment. They also provide a significant tool for manufacturing industry, for sustaining greener, safer energy, and for securing our boarders and ensuring national security. Accelerators offer advanced investigation methods considered essential in many fields of basic and applied science. […]

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11 July 2017

Conservation and Restoration of St. Martin’s Chapel in Stari Brod, Croatia

St. Martin’s Chapel in Stari Brod, near Sisak in Croatia is a rare example of traditional folk baroque wooden architecture with a completely painted interior. This chapel was recently re-consecrated and returned to liturgical function after restoration and renovation. Our member the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) collaborated with the Croatian Conservation Institute for the disinfestation […]

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15 June 2017

IMRP 19 Program Committee Meeting

The IMRP 19 Program Committee is meeting in Strasbourg to develop the outline themes and structure for the next conference. The International Irradiation Association (iia) has appointed Yves Henon as Program Chair. Members of the Program Committee are: Yves Henon (iia – Program Chair) Bart Croonenborghs (Sterigenics) Philippe Dethier (IBA) Brian McEvoy (STERIS) Uwe Gohs […]

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2 June 2017

The International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development,

Several heads of state and government, ministers, senior representatives of international organisations and donors gathered at the International Atomic Energy Agency 30 May to 1 June in Vienna to review its efforts to help countries benefit from the peaceful uses of nuclear technology in key development areas such as food security, human health and energy. […]

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