Radiation Processing
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Modern society uses more and more energy in the way one can estimate the development level of a country from the consumed energy. This trend, easy to follow in the last decades, risks to be stopped by the previewed depletion of the traditional reserve of gas, oil and coal. In these conditions to obtain energy from non-conventional sources is a constant goal of any policy assuming responsibilities for the future.

Nuclear energy is an already validated alternative for fossil energy resources even the peaceful use of nuclear energy is not considered friendly by the civil society.

In the strong fight with fearful ignorance, the scientists and technicians successfully offered and sustained viable innovative technologies based on nuclear energy proving conservative, safety and environmental qualities:

  • Nuclear power plants cover important parts of energy outcome in most developed countries;

  • Electron accelerators are widely used in useful modification of plastics and solvent-free painting; interesting industrial experiments proved the efficiency depletion of main noxis coming from thermoelectric power plants based on coal and gas;

  • Radioisotopes help medicine with precise diagnostic and efficient therapy;

  • Irradiation is the only tool for obtaining materials with specific, even exotic properties like biomaterials or SiC conductors.

Two industrial processes based on radiation treatment have a great economic importance by their finality (healthcare), by the huge amount of treated goods and by economical impact:

  • Sterilization of medical devices, pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging and row materials;

  • Food treatment for obtaining pathogen free products or prolonging shelf live.

Both can be performed using irradiation facilities like IRASM.

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