Iran to build industrial irradiation center

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Publish Date: 10:56 - 02 October 2014
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Tehran, YJC. Iran is going to build an industrial irradiation center in Qazvin province, west of Tehran.
Qazvin provincial governor, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization and of Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU) signed a deal to launch an industrial irradiation center.

IAEO chief Ali Akbar Salehi, who was in his day-visit to the province, Hossein Khalafi, his deputy for Irradiation Applications, Ayoub Rahimi and Manuchehr Habibi, the governors construction and political-security deputies, respectively, and Seyed Abolhassan Naeini, the head IKIU signed the memorandum.

The establishment of irradiation center also will install and operate Industrial Acceleration Center with a power of 100kW and 10mev (Mega-electron volt).

The facility is to significantly help save on expenses including costs of imported facilities in addition to advantage of technology adoption by indigenous experts.

The foreign model costs something about $ 12-15mn to import. Some of the applications of the unit are production of hi-tech materials through irradiation of industrial polymer products and sterilization of disposable medical equipments, and decontamination of agricultural products.

The facility is also expected to improve the IKIU capabilities in relation to education and research as well as promote the public health Qazvin.

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