Department of Science and Technology undersecretary Amelia Guevarra (left in photo below) leads the inauguration ceremony of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) Electron Beam Facility (E-Beam) during its 42nd Atomic Energy Week celebration, which was recently held in Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
The E-Beam facility is a take off from the Cobalt-60, which is used to sterilize hospital equipment and decontaminate food grade products among others.
With the facility, DOST-PNRI can perform further research and development in improving various industrial applications such as polymer grafting and performance improvement of industrial tools and equipment.
Also in photo are DOST-PNRI director Alumanda De la Rosa (middle) and Cavite representative Francis Gerald Abaya. –– Photo by Gerardo Palad, DOST-STII