News : Science & Research

19September2017

Food Irradiation & post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa

News Ghana reports that “Post-harvest food and grain losses pose serious challenges for most of African countries. According to estimates provided by the African Post-harvest Losses Information System, the value of post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total US$4billion a year out of an estimated annual grain production worth US$27billion” and that irradiation offers […]

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15September2017

IONISOS to hold Industrial Sterilisation Meetings

On Thursday 19th October in Le Mans (France) the IONISOS Group, a member of iia, is hosting meetings about Industrial Sterilisation. The meetings will cover the techniques of sterilisation using ionizing radiation and ethylene oxide when applied to medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and packaging material. With the participation of the CTTM, SYPAC and CAROLEX Packaging. IONISOS […]

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13September2017

Facts on Food Irradiation

A new version of Food Irradiation: Questions and Answers was posted on the website of UC Davis (University of California, Davis) on 27 June 2017. The text was written by Dr. Christine M. Bruhn, Director of the Center for Consumer Research and Consumer Food Marketing Specialist. Though largely designed for a US audience, these Questions […]

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11September2017

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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29August2017

Study – Accelerator Sterilization as an alternative to Co-60

Fermi Labs have released a copy of a study with the title “Accelerator-driven Medical Device Sterilization to Replace Co-60 Sources”. The study was submitted to NNSA and was performed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The forward to the report states “This report documents the results of a study prepared at the request of the Office […]

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24August2017

Multi Year Study on Sterilising Pepper Weevils using Cobalt 60

We missed this news but in February 2017 Nordion, Bruce Power and the University of Guelph announced details of a mule-year research project that will evaluate the use of irradiation to control weevils in peppers. The researchers hope to control pepper weevils, which can burrow into farmed peppers and destroy them from the inside. For […]

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18August2017

Tests on the 2nd Generation Rhodotron have started

Philippe Dethier (Marketing and Business Development Director at IBA) reports that tests on the Second Generation Rhodotron have started. In the image below the compact 10 MeV TT50 Rhodotron is sitting next to the new high efficient TT300.

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16August2017

iia supporting NUTECH 2017, Krakow, Poland

iia engagement with the NUTECH-2017. The Conference has been organized in Poland since 1960 and since 2005 it has achieved international status. NUTECH focuses on application of nuclear technology in industry, medicine, agriculture, and environmental protection. The conference aims to bring together scientists working on nuclear technologies in order to discuss recent developments and applications. […]

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15August2017

Post Harvest Crop Management in India

Following a recent bumper harvest in Madhya Pradesh, the Times of India newspaper reports that the Indian Government is asking the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to set up irradiation centres in Madhya Pradesh and elsewhere in order to facilitate better post harvest crop management. Link to the article in the Times of India

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28July2017

Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

To-date the Chapman Phytosanitary Forum has always been held at the university in California, USA. The 8th workshop will, for the first, be held in Asia. The event is being organized in cooperation with the International Irradiation Association (iia), the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme. The objective of the […]

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