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White paper shines light on significance of irradiation
With input from the American Nuclear Society and other organizations, the International Irradiation Association has published a white paper summarizing all of the significant uses of radiation processing and the global economic, social, and environmental benefits that arise from the technologies. The nontechnical document, Uses and Applications of Radiation Processing, is aimed at people and organizations that are not familiar with radiation processing, highlighting how irradiation is routinely used in an array of diverse and beneficial applications.
“Though largely unknown by the public, radiation processing, or ‘irradiation,’ touches everyone’s life,” states the paper, which was released on November 24.
The 11-page white paper goes on to summarize the applications of radiation processing, including medical sterilization, food irradiation, wastewater treatment, and other uses. An overview of the different technologies used to irradiate materials, including gamma, electron beam, and X-ray sources, is also provided.
Historically, a complimentary copy of the November issue of Nuclear News magazine is included in all attendee and exhibitor registration bags at the ANS Winter Meeting.
Since we are unable to gather live, we are allowing open-access to this issue.
Download the November 2020 issue of Nuclear News
Published since 1959, Nuclear News is the monthly membership magazine of the American Nuclear Society. With nearly 11,000 readers throughout 54 countries, it is recognized as the flagship trade publication serving the worldwide nuclear community. Articles discuss new innovations and technologies in the areas of plant operations, maintenance and security; policy and legislation issues; international developments; waste management and fuel; and business and contract award news. Also covered are research and nonpower applications of nuclear science and technology, including nuclear medicine, food irradiation, and space nuclear applications.
Since the magazine accepted its first advertisement in 1960, Nuclear News has proudly partnered with more than 1,600 vendors and organizations to help keep the ANS network of nuclear science and technology professionals informed about their products, services, conferences, courses, and employment opportunities. Keep us in mind for all of your print and digital corporate messaging or marketing needs when you need to reach the nuclear community www.ans.org/advertise.
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