Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: 2014 Annual Hands-On Workshop in E-Beam and X-Ray Irradiation Technologies.
Who: International experts, technology providers, Texas A&M University experts from the National Center for Electron Beam Research.
“There are people coming from around the U.S. and the world to understand how to apply this technology commercially,” said Dr. Suresh D. Pillai, center director. “Food safety, food quality and environmental remediation are some of the applications of this technology. The National Center for Electron Beam Research at Texas A&M University is at the forefront on commercializing this technology. No one else in the world has the infrastructure to accomplish what we can do. The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture -APHIS are partnering with the center in providing this hands-on technical training.”
When and Where: March 30-April 4, The National Center for Electron Beam Research, 400 Discovery Drive, Texas A&M University, College Station. Website: http://ebeam.tamu.edu/ .
Why: The weeklong workshop’s goal is to provide attendees with an understanding of the core eBeam technology with a focus on commercialization. The technology can be used:
— In the food industry for food quality, food safety, food security, phyto-sanitary treatment, and food defense.
— In the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries for sterilization applications and vaccine development.
— In the environmental industry for waste-water remediation, industrial waste treatment, treatment of municipal sludges and water reuse programs.