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6 January 2015

Erasmus 2 – A European Project

ERASMUS + 2 The Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology won one of the ten projects granted under the Erasmus + program. Further details can be found via the following link – Erasmus + 2

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1 December 2014

Technology News for iia Members

The Autumn edition of European Medical Device Technology (emdt) included an article about a low energy X-Ray system that is aimed at inhouse usage. The article can be accessed via the following link EnXray

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27 November 2014

JSC Isotope Source Returns Program

JSC have made available an open letter which explains their policy in relation to the Cobalt 60 source returns including the RSL 2089 pencil that was sold via Reviss. The letter can be accessed via the following link. JSC Isotope letter

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22 November 2014

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Technology

The article is in Russian but it appears to say: So far the technology has been mainly used in 3D printing for the aerospace industry. The technology was developed by Swedish company Arcan AB. Powder in the desired quantity is placed in a vacuum chamber after which a controlled flow of electrons layer by layer[…]

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5 November 2014

Innovative application of irradiation for winemakers

The website of El Mundo of 1st July 2014 reports an innovation designed in Northern Spain by the electron beam contractor Mevion Technology in collaboration with oenology experts. In this new application, electron beam irradiation is used to inactivate Brettanomyces, a wine spoilage yeast present inside the wood of wine barrels. While the compounds formed by Brettanomyces may at low[…]

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27 October 2014

Discussed Radioactive Sealed Sources

A Code of Conduct Meeting was held at the IAEA last week. The meeting addressed issues relating to Discused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS). ISSPA were present at the meeting and provided the attached report. We have added reference to the fact that we are considering how we can best represent the interests of iia members[…]

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15 October 2014

Security of High Activity Sources

The World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS) has published a Best Practice Guide entitled Security of High Activity Radioactive Sources. This guide will be useful for our Members using isotopic sources to determine if their organizations’ security system is adequate to protect their radioactive materials from possible threats and will help them implement complementary measures if[…]

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7 October 2014

iia Book – Industrial Radiation with EB and X-Ray

iia initiated production of this book a number of years ago. For a variety of technical reasons publication has been delayed until now. We are conscious that some elements of the book already require updating and plan to provide updates over time. With increasing interest in Electron Beam and X-Ray processing we hope that readers[…]

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