The Radiation unit, Gamma sterilization facility in Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences is one of over 200 gamma irradiators operating worldwide. Gamma irradiation is used for a variety of products: syringes, surgical gloves, gowns, masks, sticking plasters, dressings, ‘tetrapacks’, bottle teats for premature babies, artificial joints, food packaging, raw materials for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and even wine corks are gamma sterilized. The gamma sterilization process in Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences uses Cobalt 60 radiation to kill microorganisms on a variety of different products. Processing with gamma rays yields quick turnaround time, easily penetrating packaging and product and is cost-effective.
Food irradiation is a food safety technology for controlling spoilage and eliminating food-borne pathogens, such as salmonella, E. Coli, campylobacter, etc. The effect is similar to traditional pasteurization and is often called "cold pasteurization" or "irradiation pasteurization." Like pasteurization, irradiation kills bacteria and other pathogens that could otherwise result in spoilage or food poisoning. The fundamental difference between the two methods is the source of the energy they rely on to kill the microbes.
Cosmetics, Ingredients, Applicators
Often formulated from a blend of natural and chemical components, health and beauty aids (HBAs) may become contaminated, resulting in rashes, infection and irritation for the consumer. The use of irradiation to control microorganisms and pests in HBA ingredients and applicators may be an effective choice.
Radiation Aging and Radiation Hardness Testing
Radiation unit offers irradiation services for radiation aging testing for a wide range of nuclear reactor, space, and military components, including polymers, paints and coatings, wire and cable insulation and solar panels. Highest quality is assured by 50 researchers and sophisticated testing equipment. We assist you with expert advice on the irradiation for your radiation aging tests and be assured the resulting irradiation will be performed to your specifications.
Regional Training Course on safe operation of gamma and ebeam facilities for radiation processing
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the Government of Serbia through the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences
Belgrade, Serbia 26-30 June 2017
The purpose of the workshop is to enhance and exchange knowledge and experience on recent approaches for safe operation of gamma and e-beam facilities for radiation processing (for operators, radiation safety officers).
The workshop will consist of presentations and group exercises covering topics related to new approaches for safe operation of gamma and e-beam facilities for radiation processing.
The workshop is open to 30 participants from Member States in the TC Europe Region involved in the regional TC project RER/1/017. For this event, the target countries are those where radiation processing technologies are established or soon to be introduced.
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