Nuclear-related irradiation sterilization, which offers high security, conserves energy and is environmentally friendly. It has been given full play in the past months during the battle against COVID-19, a political adviser revealed, suggesting this technology be promoted in the medical field together with an emergency response system.
If nuclear power is known as "heavy industry" in the nuclear field, other applications such as irradiation technology are referred to as "light industry," which has had a low profile. Irradiation sterilization means using cobalt γ rays or high-energy electron beams produced by an accelerator to sterilize objects. As γ rays and electron beams have penetrating power, they can change the microbial structure of items and then achieve sterilization.
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