Navigation Links
Invention could make spent nuclear fuel useful for irradiation purposes
Date:4/4/2013

ificantly less expensive, and as such could open the technology to more routine uses. We could double the world supply of gamma rays with this new technology and still won't come close to meeting the market demand for this valuable resource."

Sterile medical supplies are a huge market for gamma irradiation, Goff said, and increased used of irradiation could reduce the need for sterilization with ethylene oxide gas, which is a highly toxic and flammable gas.

The system Goff has invented adds another level of protection to prevent unwanted fission products from escaping the spent nuclear fuel and entering the environment, but allows gamma radiation to be released in a controlled manner for irradiation purposes. Because recently spent nuclear fuel less than 12 years old - still has fairly intense levels of radiation, it provides an economical way to irradiate products.

The nuclear waste handling systems needed to use the new technology are similar to those already being used at nuclear power plants, he said, and the process of sterilizing the products is almost identical to processes used in the cobalt 60 irradiation industry today.

Aside from providing a commercial use for spent nuclear fuel, the approach would also reduce the significant expense of otherwise storing it, Goff noted. This system might also have special appeal in developing countries, where refrigeration and other approaches to preserving food, as well as access to sterile medical supplies, are not always readily available.


'/>"/>

Contact: Russell Goff
Russell@G-Demption.com
515-231-0736
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. University of Minnesota invention helps advance reliability of alternative energy
2. 3 Johns Hopkins researchers recognized for medical inventions
3. Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness
4. Heart-powered pacemaker could one day eliminate battery-replacement surgery
5. New test could help track down and prosecute terrorists
6. New antibiotic could make food safer and cows healthier
7. BPA could affect reproductive capabilities, cause infection of the uterus
8. Key to immune system disease could lie inside the cheek
9. New analysis of premature infants heartbeats, breathing could be cues for leaving NICU
10. Tiny electrical sensors could signal faster MRSA diagnosis
11. Corals could survive a more acidic ocean
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8kmfcn/iphone_5s ) ... 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec TMDR92 & Sapphire ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... 2012, Apple introduced the fingerprint reading feature with ... device of Apple incorporating such a feature, called ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading ... study that pinpoints fine-scale differences in genetic ancestry of ... . Since immigrants first arrived more than ... has served as a meeting place for ... history and the ongoing mixing of peoples with African, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... technology than the iPhone 5S, Samsung introduces for ... product. The Galaxy S5 home button ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec TMDR92 & Sapphire - Technology Report 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2
... dogs lend their eyes to blind people, enabling them to ... Guide dogs require about four years of training and fully ... important for financial reasons as well as because of animal ... their work. A proper harness that enables good communication between ...
... that partially reverses the cancerous state in cultured breast ... one day provide a new way to treat early ... or radiation, a multi-institutional team led by researchers from ... University reported January 1 in Science Translational Medicine ...
... , Global average temperatures will rise at least 4C by ... dioxide emissions are not reduced according to new research published ... sensitive to carbon dioxide than most previous estimates. , The ... of climate sensitivity, the role of cloud formation and whether ...
Cached Biology News:Under preassure 2Novel noninvasive therapy prevents breast cancer formation in mice 2Novel noninvasive therapy prevents breast cancer formation in mice 3Novel noninvasive therapy prevents breast cancer formation in mice 4Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4C by 2100 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 LayerBio ... for ophthalmology and wound care. The National Eye Institute ... awarded LayerBio a Phase I SBIR grant to develop ... Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss ... of blindness worldwide. According to Dr. Ken Mandell, LayerBio’s ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 iLab Solutions, the global ... of Siri Bryant as the new Director of Institutional ... Core Implementations. These two new leadership positions were created ... by ensuring that iLab continues to meet the needs ... four years, iLab has been deployed at over 450 ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 ... announces a limited time special on Sartorius Biohit ... 1 Free on mLINE pipettes, Picus Electronic Pipette Trade-in ... recommended by Health and Safety officers around the world. ... repetitive manual pipetting. Other features include:, , ...
(Date:12/19/2014)...   ISN has released its third annual ... publication series. With data aggregated from over eight ... within its online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, this three-part ... (KPI) statistics. The Contractor ... is available in two industry specific volumes: Oil ...
Breaking Biology Technology:LayerBio Awarded NIH Grant to Develop a Drug Delivery Device for Cataract Surgery 2iLab Solutions Announces Two New Leadership Positions to Meet the Needs of Its Growing Customer Base 2Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces Sartorius Year End Specials 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 3
... , ... Sinovac Biotech Ltd. ( SVA),a leading developer and provider ... (JV) agreement to establish Sinovac (Dalian) Vaccine,Technology Co., Ltd. ... human-use vaccines. Sinovac will contribute its expertise,and experience in ...
... This release is available in German . ... tags (Radio Frequency Identification) are increasingly finding their way into ... goods and identify them automatically by radio frequency. The appropriate ... label. Smart labels can be affixed to goods under production ...
... ... has agreed an AU$6.7 mil convertible note private placement with a U.S. institutional investor. ... advisor. , ... York (PRWEB) November 23, 2009 -- The independent New York investment bank KTA Capital, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sinovac Establishes Joint Venture to Expand Human-Use Vaccine Development and Manufacturing Capabilities 2Sinovac Establishes Joint Venture to Expand Human-Use Vaccine Development and Manufacturing Capabilities 3Intelligence inside metal components 2KTA Capital Arranges an AU$6.7 Million Private Placement by Neuren Pharmaceuticals 2
... The RapidPlate 96/384 workstation offers precise ... highly scalable format. Utilizing 100ul and 200ul ... head delivers excellent accuracy and precision across ... position rotary deck includes two positions that ...
... you reduce the chance of error. Thats ... Developed using Beckman Coulters extensive experience in ... technology, the CEQ 8000 is a fully ... fills the capillary array with a patented ...
... The AquaMax DW4 liquid handling system from ... washing all in one instrument. The system ... dispensing and plate washing96-, 384- and 1536-welland ... washing. AquaMax DW4 has been optimized to ...
... Software enables you to identify over ... can distinguish protein isoforms, protein subsets, ... also visualize peptide-protein associations and relationships ... protein identification and relative protein expression ...
Biology Products: