Since 1995, a new Hitesys Co. pilot/industrial irradiation plant has been operating in Aprilia, 50 km south of Rome. The plant, which was jointly designed by ENEA and Hitesys Co., is equipped with a highly flexible automatic materials transport system which is also suitable for continuous process repetition or, when upturned, for double-side material treatment. The main features of the irradiation plant are: - the radiation source: EB- machine LINAC type (s band) with maximum electron beam energy of 10 MeV and beam power of 1000 W; - the bunker: external type, shielded by ordinary concrete, equipped with a suitable entrance/exit maze in order to allow easy handling and managing of materials as well as to facilitate equipment and machinery maintenance and inspection activities. An intense program of R and D activities and technological services has already been performed in relation to industrial processes and environmental applications, as well as many other radiation technology applications, including agriculture related processes.
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Tata, A., Casali, F., & Schwarz, M. (1998). A new irradiation plant in Italy: Technical features and activities performed. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 52(1-6), 465 - 468. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0969-806X(98)00052-8