Infrastructures

Technological Unit of Radiosterilization


PRESENTATION

The Technological Unit of Radiosterilization (UTR) is located in Bobadela, Loures municipality, Lisbon district.

The UTR is a Cobalt-60 facility with a semi-industrial dimension, that was constructed in straight collaboration with IAEA, as a demonstration unit for the national industry. Its initial application was defined mainly for medical devices radiosterilization.

Radiosterilization is a necessary and very important operation, among others, in industries producing medical-surgical disposable products, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, food and decontamination of raw materials, herbs, etc.. It offers major advantages over conventional processes, in particular because the products are treated in the final packaging, thus eliminating further contact with them.

START OF OPERATION

This Unit began its industrial operation in November 1988 with an activity of approx. 334 kCi. Nowadays we are supplying irradiation services with an activity of approx. 71 kCi.

Vista dianteira da UTR.

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Interior da UTR.

Panoramic views of UTR (rearrangement system and expedition of irradiated materials).

In 1999 UTR stopped the operation during 3 weeks for maintenance and technical assistance. This was the beginning of a great amount of improvements in order to assure a more safety and profitable operation. These improvements were described in the project named "Upgrade of the operating and security systems of the Radiation and Technology Unit".

Radiation treatment is a process for heat sensitive materials, which does not use toxic products, reducing energy consumption and emissions. It is also particularly favorable with regard to hygiene and safety.

Moreover, we have given proper assistance to institutions and industry, made radiation technology transfer a reality, participated in R&D projects and promoted technical operating training.

INTERNAL STRUCTURE

The organization of UTR is embodied in the functional organization chart follows:

UTR Structure

 

ADDRESS

Unidade Tecnológica de Radioesterilização
Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear
IST, Pólo de Loures
Estrada Nacional 10 (km 139,7)
2695-066 Bobadela LRS, Portugal

Accounting Information
NIF: 501 507 930
Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Avenida Rovisco Pais,
1049-001 Lisboa

MAIN CONTACTS

Campus Entrance
Tel.: +351 21 994 6000

Director-Deputy
PhD Eduardo Jorge da Costa Alves
Tel.: +351 21 994 6086
Fax: +351 21 994 6285
Email: ealves@ctn.ist.utl.pt
Technical Responsible/Marketing
Engª Paula Matos
Tel.: +351 21 994 6366
Email: pcmatos@ctn.ist.utl.pt 
Command Chamber
Dr. Nuno Filipe Dias Inácio
Tel.: +351 21 994 6369
Email: nunfilp@ctn.ist.utl.pt