News : Technology

31May2007

Expanding The Limits – New Crosslinking Applications For The Automotive Industry

Joachim Gehring of BGS Beta-Gamma-Service, Germany presented this paper at IMRP 2006 in Kuala Lumpur. It is now available on the iia website, along with other business presentations. Irradiation of crosslinked components for industrial mass-production vehicles has been widely accepted for a long time because of the excellent cost to performance ratio. For example in […]

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31May2007

Irradiation of Potting Soil Mix to Eliminate Legionnaires Disease

Jamie Crighton of Steritech, Australia at IMRP 2006 presented an interesting paper dealing with the ever-growing cause for concern about Australian consumers handling potting soil mixes. Between 2001 and 2004, there have been 16 reported deaths arising from Legionnaires disease found in potting mix. Australia is recognised as the largest manufacturer of potting mix in […]

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1August2006

ISSPA and iiA meet with NAS

ISSPA, the International Source Suppliers and Producers Association recently formed in 2005 to ensure that the beneficial use of radioactive sources continues to be regarded by the public, the media, legislators, and regulators as a safe, secure, viable technology for medical, industrial, and research applications. Virtually all source suppliers are members of this new association. […]

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1February2006

Gamma Irradiators for Radiation Processing, New IAEA Publication

Radiation technology is one of the most important fields that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supports and promotes. Several programs exist to facilitate its use in the developing Member States. Under this mandate the IAEA just published “Gamma Irradiators for Radiation Processing”. Contents cover the radiation processing industry, growth and the process itself. It […]

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1February2006

Canada’s NWMO releases Final Study

In November the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) released its Final Study Report and recommended approach for the long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel. The report, Choosing a Way Forward: The Future Management of Canada’s Used Nuclear Fuel is available for download from the NWMO website: www.nwmo.ca. Copies can also be ordered through the […]

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5November2005

PANEL Explains Dosimetry Uncertainties

The Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation has some excellent publications available to the general public on their website. One very useful document is the “Discussion Paper on Uncertainties in Routine Dosimetry for Gamma and EB Plants. Anyone who has listened to dosimetry experts can understand why this is an important, but often poorly understood, […]

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5September2005

Radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie’s Dream

We recommend this as a must read. Author: Dr. Alan Waltar, Past president American Nuclear Society and winner of their 2004 Public Communications Award Published November 2004 by Prometheus Books, 300 pages, ISBN: 1591022509 Publisher Synopsis: Through artful use of vivid anecdotes that give vibrancy to technical explanations Waltar provides numerous examples of radiation’s many […]

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