Environmental

iia to attend ‘Sustainable Accelerators’ Workshop hosted by IET and STFC

Rob Edgecock, iia Eb/X WG and PsIP GM, will be attending and presenting a poster on behalf of the iia at the Sustainable Accelerators event hosted by The Institution of Engineering and Technology and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), being held 23 May 2024,...

The IAEA and its partners, under the NUTEC Plastics initiative, are researching and developing ionizing radiation techniques to affordably reprocess and recycle plastics. These techniques involve using electron beam to irradiate post-consumer plastics to enable them the be easily reformed and recycled into other products. In...

Ionisos, a member of iia, recently published its annual sustainability report for 2022. The report highlights the company’s progress in key areas of sustainability including reduction of carbon footprint, a focus on energy efficiency, and the use of renewable energy sources.  The report is available...

I.FAST (Innovation Fostering in Accelerator Science and Technology) recently ran their annual student challenge, exploring environmental and societal applications of accelerator technology. The Challenge Based Innovation (I.FAST-CBI) project gathered 24 students from across Europe to attend ten days of high-level seminars on accelerators their environmental applications....

The IAEA initiated a technical cooperation project for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLA1021) in 2022. The main objective of this project is to strengthen the competitiveness of regional agro-industrial economies. It is believed that irradiation technologies for phytosanitary purposes, can be used to minimize...

The latest iia publication - The development of radiation processing in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is now available in the publications section of our website. Latin America and the Caribbean Region have an established history of scientific research and the commercial application of radiation processing....

Our member BGS is participating in the HoT-BRo2 project of the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites at Hannover University that aims to develop thermoplastic bioplastics and biocomposites suitable for use at high-temperatures. The purpose is to substitute oil-based plastics with bio-based plastics in the engine...

After Ahmedabad, a second gamma irradiation facility is about to go online in the central Indian city of Indore. Designed to process 5 tons per hour of dry sewage,  this facility is part of the Swachh Bharat (clean India) program .Cobalt-60 has been loaded commissioning...

From November 22 to 27, 2021, our member ARC-Nucleart, in collaboration with the IAEA,  hosted a workshop and meeting of experts in Grenoble, France on radiation technologies for cultural heritage preservation. The event attracted over 100 participants from Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, and...

The Rhisotope project is a fine example of the varied and beneficial applications of isotopes. The project aims to reduce the illicit trade in Rhino horn along with the associated poaching that results in the death and mutilation of many of the remaining rhinoceros population. Profesor...

In order to highlight the contribution of non-energy solutions of the nuclear industry to the 17 Sustainable Developments Goals (SDG's) of the United Nations, Rosatom organised aside event on the margins of COP26 on Monday 8 November 2021. Moderator of the session was Polina Lion,...

The IAEA is hosting a virtual round table discussion and debate issues associated with plastic pollution and the role that nuclear technologies can play in addressing the problem. The sessions will include: Nuclear technologies for recycling and for marine micro plastic monitoring, plus the programmatic...

The IAEA highlights that plastic pollution is one of today’s most pressing global environmental challenges and a direct threat to sustainable development. According to projections, by 2025 the ocean will contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish, and by 2050, there may be more plastic in...

A demonstration facility using an electron beam to treat medical wastewater started operation in May 2021 at the Xiyuan Hospital in the Hubei Province of China. The irradiation treatment aims at controlling microbiological contamination and dissociating biologically active compounds such as antibiotics. The pilot unit...

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The International Irradiation Association (iia) is seeking applications from those who would like to join a small team who are responsible for the development and implementation of Association initiatives. The iia represents a diverse international community of organisations involved in the science and use of ionising...

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