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29 August 2017

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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24 August 2017

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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18 August 2017

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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16 August 2017

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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15 August 2017

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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28 July 2017

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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27 July 2017

Conference – NUTECH 2017, Krakow, Poland

The iia is pleased to be supporting the International Conference on Development and Application of Nuclear Technologies (NUTECH) which will be held in Krakow, Poland, between 10-13 September 2017. For more information look at our events page or visit the NUTECH 2017 website – http://nutech-2017.agh.edu.pl

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27 July 2017

EuCARD Applications of Accelerators

EuCARD-2 (European Coordinated Accelerator Research and Development) Integrating Activity has prepared a valuable and comprehensive document about the the Applications of Accelerators. The introduction states that “In less than the 90 years since their invention, accelerators have propelled modern science – contributing to more than one-third of the Nobel prizes in physics – and they […]

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17 July 2017

Irradiation of Cannabis

Cannabis is used under strict control for medicinal purposes in a few European and American countries. Herbal cannabis products must comply with various quality standards including presence of insects or microbial contamination by yeasts, moulds and pathogens. As some of the patients using cannabis have weak immune systems, irradiation is used as a microbiological safety […]

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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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