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FNCA 2016 Workshop on Research Reactor Network

Report of FY2016 FNCA Joint Workshop on
Research Reactor Network project and Neutron Activation Analysis Project

December 7- 9, 2016
Sydney, Australia



FY2016 FNCA Joint Workshop on Research Reactor Network (RRN) project and Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) Project was held from December 7 to 9, 2016, in Sydney, Australia. This Workshop was hosted by Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organization (ANSTO) and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

Group Photo

The Workshop was attended by 29 participants from 11 FNCA member countries, namely Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, including workshop staffs.

This year’s workshop was held jointly with the RRN project and the NAA Project. The workshop consisted of three days. The first day was allocated to the Open Seminar and technical visit. The second day was shared by the two groups of NAA and RRN. The third day was used for parallel sessions.

The RRN project started from 2011 and this is 3rd year of 2nd phase, mainly status of the research/test reactors and isotope production in their countries were reported and possible cooperation for multi-purpose research reactors among the member countries was discussed.

Neutron activation analysis method has an excellent analytical capability of simultaneous and non-destructive determination of multiple elements in the sample. The current project consists of two subprojects, namely SPM and REE, in which scientific as well as socio-economic contributions are aimed by utilizing NAA technique.

Photo of Presenter
  Photo of Workshop1

[Open Seminar]
The open seminar on “Possible Cooperation for multi-purpose research reactors” was held on December 7. After the opening speeches by Mr Steve McIntosh, Senior Manager, Government and International Affairs, ANSTO, the topical reports were presented by Mr Tomoaki Wada (Japan), Mr Michael Druce (Australia), Mr. Nam Ho (Korea), Dr John Bennett (Australia), Prof Mitsuru Ebihara (Japan) and Dr Takashi Yamashita (Japan) from workshop participants.

[Technical Visit]
On December 7, after the open seminar, participants of FNCA workshop visited Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organization (ANSTO), including the OPAL research reactor, the Centre for Accelerator Science (CAS), and so on.

Photo of Technical Visit
  Photo of Open Seminar

[Workshop]
In the joint session, opening remarks by Mr Peter McGlinn, FNCA Coordinator of Australia, and Dr Yuichi Michikawa, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) were delivered. Then Dr Masanori Kaminaga and Prof Mitsuru Ebihara specified the achievement and challenge of the FNCA Project RRN and NAA, mentioning to the previous workshops. In Session 2, RRN member countries presented the country reports on the current status of research/test reactor and their applications. In Session 3, lead speeches by Prof Mitsuru Ebihara and Prof Tsutomu Ohtsuki were delivered on the promotion of research reactor utilization, then they discussed.
The parallel sessions were held on third day. At the RRN session, participants followed up on the current status of medical / industrial radioisotope (RI) production. Then they discussed future plan about the RRN Project. At the NAA session, each country presented the progress on the activities related to air pollution and mineral resources, then discussed on some topics including linkages with end-users.

Photo of Workshop 2
  Photo of Workshop 3


Summary of FY2016 FNCA Joint Workshop on
Research Reactor Network project and Neutron Activation Analysis Project

December 7- 9, 2016
Sydney, Australia


This year’s workshop was held jointly with the Research Reactor Network (RRN) project and the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) Project. The workshop consisted of three days. The first day (Dec. 7) was allocated to the Open Seminar and technical visit. The second day (Dec. 8) was shared by the two groups of RRN and NAA. In the beginning of this joint session, individual project leaders of Japan overviewed the current projects of RRN and NAA and referred to several major issues of the workshop. This session (Session 1) was followed by Session 2, where the current status of research/test reactors and their applications were presented by individual participating countries. The third session (Session 3) was dedicated to the NAA topic. Two lead speeches were made in relation to the promotion of research reactor utilization for NAA. The third day (Dec. 9) was used for parallel sessions.

Joint Session
Current status of research/ test reactor and their applications

  1. ANSTO of Australia achieved safe and productive operation of OPAL for 10 years. Current applications are RI production, silicon doping, neutron beams, NAA and scientific irradiation. Mo-99 production will be increased and new neutron scattering instruments will be installed in current beam hall.
  2. BAEC of Bangladesh has a plan to build a new research reactor (10-30 MW) in order to meet the future demand in the field of nuclear research and development in Bangladesh as well as radioisotope production. Current applications of TRIGA Mark II are RI production, neutron scattering, NAA and NR.
  3. The meeting recommended that the project leader of RRN ask the project leader of China to report the current status of CARR and its applications.
  4. BATAN of Indonesia is now obtaining licensing for next operation cycle in 2020 for RSG-GAS. From 2017, there is a plan to increase the power of RSG-GAS to 20MW in order to increase RI production.
  5. JAEA of Japan is considering decommissioning of JMTR in their Mid-and-long-term plan. JAEA will make their decision by the end of FY2016.
  6. KAERI of Korea started reinforcement of HANARO reactor building wall in Feb. 2015 and it will be completed in Dec. 2016. The reactor operation will be re-started soon after the completion of the reinforcement.
  7. Malaysian Nuclear Agency has upgraded the Reactor TRIGA PUSPATI analogue console to the new digital console (REDICS).
  8. TINT of Thailand is developing a plan to replace the Instrumentation & Control system of TRR-1/M1. The installation work is expected to commence in Jan. 2017.
  9. VINATOM of Vietnam is considering increasing the power of DNRR to between 1 MW and 2MW. VINATOM has a plan to construct a multi-purpose research reactor of 15 MW. The project will start from 2018 and the construction will be completed in 2025.

Promotion of Research Reactor Utilization for NAA
Two lead speeches by Profs. M. Ebihara and T. Ohtsuki were given in this session. Prof. Ebihara expressed his personal opinions for promoting the utilization of research reactors for NAA. He emphasized the importance of highlighting the effectiveness of NAA as an analytical tool in comparison with competitive methods represented by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) atomic emission spectrometry and ICP mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). He also mentioned the importance of establishing an effective system for making the linkage with end-users tighter and stronger. Prof. Ohtsuki introduced the facilities of Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURR), where a research reactor named KUR (Kyoto University Reactor) is operated. In addition, the Institute maintains KUCA (critical assemblage of uranium fuels) and other facilities related to nuclear and radiochemical sciences. These facilities are open to university researchers under the cooperative use system, which enables and strengthens the linkage with end-users of these facilities, including the research reactor.

Parallel session (RRN)
Country report on the current status of medical / industrial radioisotope (RI) production (RRN-1)
The meeting noted that:

  1. ANSTO of Australia manufactures Mo-99, Tc-99m generators, I-131, Sm-153, Cr-51 and Lu-177. Cyclotron isotopes are imported. Current Mo-99 production is 2000 6day Ci per week. The new ANM plant with a capacity of 3500 6day Ci per week will be operating in 2017. Australian demand in 200 6day Ci per week.
  2. BAEC of Bangladesh has facility for Tc-99m and I-131 to meet national demand. A Lu-177 facility is being developed. Current demand for Mo-99 is 10 6day Ci per week and I-131 2 Ci per week.
  3. BATAN of Indonesia has an agreement with INUKI (RI Fabrican) produce radioisotopes using RSG-GAS reactor. RSG-GAS reactor has capacity to support requests for target irradiation for any user in Indonesia. BATAN has launched products particularly for medical diagnosis and treatment including Mo-99 as well as Ir-192 for NDT. For Mo-99 Indonesia is starting to supply national and international needs. Indonesia’s demand for Mo-99 is 250 6day Ci per year.
  4. JAEA of Japan is developing technology to produce Mo-99 by neutron activation of Mo-98. Tc-99m will be extracted by solvent extraction method and a column method. Production volumes will be 230 6day Ci per week. Current Japanese demand of Mo-99 is 1000 6day Ci per week.
  5. Malaysia Nuclear Agency has a plan to develop technology to produce Mo-99 by neutron activation of Mo-98. I-131 facilities and documents for GMP certification are being developed. Current demand for Mo-99 is 15-20 6day Ci per week. Production of Sm-153 and Lu-177 are also planned.
  6. Nuclear Energy Commission of Mongolia plans to construct a research reactor for radioisotope production. Current demand for Mo-99 is 20 6day Ci per year.
  7. TINT of Thailand import 100% of radioisotopes to meet Thailand’s demand due to reactor being shut down for I&C system up-grade. TINT has a plan to install a 30MeV cyclotron for domestic use of F-18, I-123, Ga-67 and Tl-201. Thailand’s demand for Mo-99 is 500 6day Ci per year.
  8. VINATOM of Vietnam produces I-131, P-32 and Mo-99 (by neutron activation). VINATOM supplies approximately 50% of the Vietnamese market. There is a plan for a new research reactor to commence in 2018 and be complete before 2025. Current demand is about 50 6day Ci per week. Tc-99m demand is 100 generators per week. In Vietnam there are 6 cyclotrons for PET applications.

Future plan of the RRN Project including possible 3 year extension of the project (RRN-2)

  1. The meeting discussed the future of the RRN project.
  2. After discussion a new format for the project was proposed by Japan. The new format suggested that the RRN project and the NAA project be combined into a new project to be called Research Reactor Utilization. This new project would consider the following topics:
    a. Nuclear Activation Analysis (NAA)
    b. Isotope Production including new isotopes
    c. Neutron Scattering
    d. Nuclear Science
    e. BNCT, NR
    f. Material Research
    g. New Research Reactor
    h. Human Resource Development
  3. This suggestion was discussed amongst participants and it was decided to recommend this proposal as a preferred option to the FNCA Coordinators’ Meeting.

Parallel session (NAA)
For the NAA project, each country reported the progress for the last one year. In addition, any effort for making effective linkages with end-users was presented. In closing the workshop, workshop minutes were drafted.

Country reports: progress of two subprojects (air pollution and mineral resources) (NAA-1)
A new phase (Phase 5) began in 2015, starting with two sub-projects, namely air pollution and mineral resources. In the air pollution project, suspended particulate matter (SPM) samples, especially so-called PM2.5, are collected in each participating country and the air pollution level at each site is monitored by analyzing these SPM samples by NAA. In the mineral resources project, minerals containing useful elements such as rare earth elements (REEs) and U are analyzed by NAA, demonstrating the effectiveness and utilization of NAA in evaluating the quality of mineral resources. In preparing country reports, the Japanese project leader asked participants to include the following issues their presentations:

  • 1) Evaluation of progress for the last 12 months period in comparison with the initial plan.
  • 2) Difficulties and how those may have been overcome.
  • 3) Outstanding outcomes for the project(s).
  • 4) Efforts for strengthening linkages with end-users and any projects developed with end-users.

Australia
The NAA laboratory at ANSTO has maintained a significant commitment to the analysis of mining samples. This has included the analysis of exploration samples and ore samples from mining companies, analysis of REE processing materials from ANSTO Minerals business unit, and collaboration with university researchers who are investigating methods of using the REE content in plant leaves as an exploration method. Consideration will be given to coordinating a new inter-laboratory comparison of REE samples through the NAA Project. There has been no activity over the last 12 months in measuring SPM samples but there has been agreement to measure SPM filter papers for two FNCA countries in the near future.

Bangladesh
To find out the layer-wise distribution of heavy elements and rare earth elements thirty sand samples were collected from six different stations of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Five heavy minerals, illmenite, magnetite, monazite, zircon, rutile, were also analyzed to determine the source of contamination. In thirty sand samples, nineteen elements (Na, K, Sc, Cr, Fe, Co, Zn, As, La, Ce, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Yb, Hf, Ta, Th and U) were determined by INAA. Enrichment of some heavy metals and REE’s are due to the presence of some heavy minerals (i.g., monazite, magnetite, ilmenite) whereas the enrichment of Cr and Zn originate from anthropogenic sources. Average Th/U ratio (6.50 ± 2.87, n = 30) and the significant positive correlation of Th with those of light rare earth elements (here, La, Ce, Sm) indicate that the REEs, Th and U abundances are mostly governed by the Th-rich monazite rather than the U-rich zircon.

Indonesia
Two activities related to the 2016 FNCA Program have been carried out. They were Analysis of Air Particulate Matter (APM) and Inter-comparison for REE analysis. The APM study has been performed for Bandung sampling site. Elemental analysis using Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) and some analytical results were presented in the workshop. Fission product correction factors have not yet been applied in the REE analysis because of some difficulties related to the U standard and the Safety Analysis Report (SAR) needed for U irradiation at RSG GAS. The preparation of the SAR is ongoing, prior to being evaluated by the reactor division.

Japan
Because no research reactors usable for NAA have been operated since the earthquake and consequent tsunami in 2011, no progress has been possible in the use of NAA in the two sub-projects. In place of NAA, a competitive analytical method, ICP-MS, was used for the mineral resources project. Fourteen REEs, Th and U contents were determined in three test samples distributed by the Australian sub-project leader. In NAA of U-rich minerals, interference due to nuclear fission of 235U becomes serious and needs to be corrected for properly. ICP-MS data are helpful in evaluating how well such corrections were made.

Kazakhstan
For the last 12 months the WWR-K research reactor has been shut down for conversion to LEU fuel and as a consequence linkages with some end-users were partly lost. During the conversion methodical work was carried out to broaden the possibilities of INAA using an XRF-based internal standard method. After WWR-K start-up in September 2016 linkages with two end-users were resumed, to perform INAA for Au and REE in geological samples and technogenic wastes.

Korea
Korea has undertaken an air pollution project for the conservation of stone cultural heritage in the Baekje area using INAA in 2015. Long-term sampling of PM2.5 has been done. Because of the HANARO shut-down, the collected samples are waiting for the return to operation for NAA. Most probably, NAA data will be available next year.

Malaysia
The idea of having ‘air pollution’ as one of the FNCA sub-projects is really good as many environmental pollutants are now considered to have a negative impact on human health. The NAA technique is complementary with other non-nuclear techniques, such as ICP-MS, and can be useful in providing information to characterize the APM due to its multi-element capability and high sensitivity and accuracy. In Malaysia, NAA has played an important role in supporting regulatory bodies in enforcement activities, especially for determination of U and Th in geochemical samples or in any materials related to radioactive minerals. The technique is also regularly utilized for the determination of multi-elemental content in various types of environmental samples for monitoring purposes as well as for research activities.

Mongolia
In Mongolia, there are recorded 6 large deposits of REEs, so we determined major and minor elements using XRF and NAA, choosing optimal measurement conditions. Samples of REEs ore were prepared from Lugiin gol and Mushgia hudag. Ulaan poly-metal deposits in Dornod province in Mongolia and were measured using NAA and XRF analysis. We compared the results with authorized laboratory results for major elements Zn, Pb, Au, As, Fe and Cu. The concentration of 19 elements were determined using XRF and the concentration of 17 elements were determined using NAA.

The Philippines
Suspended particulate matter samples are available for NAA analysis since air samplings are ongoing. Though there are plans and initiatives in the construction of a new research reactor, the absence of an operational reactor posed a significant challenge in performing NAA on these SPM samples. However, collaborating with other institutes that have access to reactors seemed to be the best option to obtain NAA results. A new XRF system is expected by the end of the year or early next year (2017) which will further multi element analysis of other air filters. Strong linkages with agencies that have mandates over environmental issues as well as non-government organizations have been established, with a funded project on source apportionment endorsed.

Thailand
Geological samples collected from different areas of Chumphon and Surat Thani province obtained from Department of Mineral Resources Laboratory (DMR) were analyzed for rare earth, major and minor elements by NAA. The concentration values of rare earth elements (Ce, La, Yb and Eu), uranium (U) and thorium (Th) for all samples collected from Lamae, Chumphon province determined by NAA were higher than those measured by ICP-OES. The major oxides (Al2O3 and Fe2O3) determined by NAA were in reasonable agreement with those measured by WD-XRF. The minor elements (Rb, As, Cs, Mn, V and Ba) can be detected by NAA. A strong linear relationship between the result values determined by NAA and those measured by ICP-MS/XRF as obtained from DMR were observed with R2 in the range of 0.822 to 0.994 for Ce, La, Yb, Eu, U, Th, Al, Fe, Rb, As, Cs, Mn, V and Ba.

Vietnam
Twenty air particulate matter (APM) samples were collected in Hanoi and analyzed by k0-NAA using the Dalat research reactor. The results are complementary with the ones from the PIXE and XRFA techniques. The k0-NAA results of 96 APM samples determined in 2016 are being processed for source apportionment of air pollution in Ho Chi Minh City. As for REE samples, the correction factors for uranium-fission interferences have been determined and are being evaluated, prior to being submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

General Discussion
SPM sub-project
The overall progress is satisfactory but some suggestions were made for improvement. It was suggested that the participants should aim to submit a joint journal paper within one to two years, including data that demonstrates degradation in air quality in Asia over the past decade or so. The need for a common protocol for siting of air samplers and sample collection was recognized. The representative from the Philippines agreed to develop and distribute a protocol that includes siting, frequency of sample collection, and sampling time. The type of sampler is not so important but reporting must include mass/volume.

REE/Mineral Resources sub-project
One laboratory inter-comparison has been completed and results have been presented but it was agreed that more value and lessons learnt could be obtained. The sub-project leader agreed to produce a report of the first inter-comparison and distribute it to all participants. A second laboratory inter-comparison was proposed, using better characterized REE materials and explicitly including other measurement techniques. There was general agreement to the proposal although one representative suggested that a more productive approach may be to engage participating countries in the certification of REE reference materials.

Promotion of NAA
There was discussion of successful approaches to end-users and also of difficulties. Discussions with end-users are easier where there is an industry that can benefit from the particular advantages of NAA, such as mining and silicon analysis, or there is a strong university research community. Trade exhibitions have been found to be a good way to make contacts with potential end-users. The comment was made that it is becoming harder to compete with other analytical techniques that are seen to be faster and more convenient. Some NAA groups have only a few staff and find it difficult to engage with end-users effectively.

Conclusions

  1. Each participating country has achieved reasonable outcomes for one or two NAA sub-projects. In 2015, research reactors were routinely operated in seven out of the twelve countries, while in five other countries some difficulties for NAA were present; reactors were shut down for short periods in Korea and Kazakhstan, reactors have been not operated for a relatively long term in Japan, a reactor is under decommissioning, and no reactors are operated in Mongolia. In these five countries, however, the NAA project was conducted depending upon the available condition. Some of these countries (Philippines, Mongolia and Japan) used alternative analytical methods like XRF, ICP-MS and compared their results with NAA results obtained other participating countries. Thus, the disadvantages of non-usability of research reactors were fully compensated.
  2. The linkage with end-users is one of the most important goals for not only the current phase but also for the NAA project as a whole. In the last two years, we have especially been trying to make our best efforts to make the linkages with end-users stronger than before and open new linkages with new end-users. In the 2013 workshops, we concluded that such efforts were satisfactorily fulfilled. The same conclusion was reached in the 2014 workshop. Even in the 2015 workshop in Australia, it was required that any unremitting effort for strengthening linkages with end-users was addressed in country reports. By hearing these presentations, it was concluded that each country continues to make efforts to forge strong linkages with end-users, not only by conducting existing projects but also by initiating new NAA projects.
  3. The two sub-projects (air pollution and mineral resources) are running in the current phase. Each country has chosen either one or both of the sub-projects, depending upon the country’s situation. Individual choices may change in response to changing circumstances. The current choices of the participating countries are summarized below.

Country

Air pollution - SPM

Mineral resources - REE

Australia

x

x

Bangladesh

 

x

China

x

x

Indonesia

x

x

Japan

x

x

Kazakhstan

 

x

Korea

x

 

Malaysia

x

x

Mongolia

x

x

The Philippines

x

(x)

Thailand

(x)

(x)

Vietnam

x

x

 x   – intention to participate
(x)– participation subject to national ratification

 


Program of
FY2016 FNCA Joint Workshopon
Research Reactor Network project and Neutron Activation Analysis Project

December 7- 9, 2016
Sydney, Australia



Host Organization: Australian Nuclear Science &Technology Organization (ANSTO)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)
Executing Institution: Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)
Date: December 7- 9, 2016
Venue: ANSTO, Sydney, Australia

Day 1 (7 December, 2016)
Open Seminar: Possible Cooperation for multi-purpose research reactors
09:30-09:35 Opening Remarks
: Mr Steve McIntosh, Senior Manager, Government and International Affairs, ANSTO
09:35-10:00 "Overview and Recent Progress of FNCA"
:Mr. Tomoaki WADA, FNCA Coordinator of Japan, Japan
10:00-10:25 "Successful Design and Application of Research Reactor "OPAL" in Australia"
: Mr Michael Druce, ANSTO, Australia
10:25-10:50 "Recent development of the WCI"
: Mr. Nam Ho, KARA, Korea
10:50-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:40 "Success stories of specific NAA applications in Australia"
: Dr John Bennett, ANSTO, Australia
11:40-12:05 "RNAA: the most reliable analytical method for determining elemental contents"
: Prof Mitsuru Ebihara, TMU, Japan
12:05-12:30 "Current status of demand and supply of RI (Mo-99) in the world"
: Dr Takashi Yamashita, JRIA, Japan
 
Technical Visit
13:30-17:00 Australian Nuclear Science &Technology Organization (ANSTO)
 
Day 2 (8 December, 2016)
Workshop: Joint session
09:30-09:45 Opening Session
 - Welcome address: Mr Peter McGlinn, ANSTO, Australia
 - Opening remarks: Dr Yuichi Michikawa, MEXT, Japan
 - Adoption of agenda
 - Introduction of participants
 - Group photo
Session 1: Overview of the FNCA projects and Major Issues of the Workshop
09:45-10:15  - RRN project (including RRN catalogue/survey)
 : Dr Masanori Kaminaga, JAEA, Japan
10:15-10:45  - NAA project: Prof Mitsuru Ebihara, TMU, Japan
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
Session 2: Current status of research/ test reactor and their applications
Report should be specific using the following headings:
1) Management of reactor
2) Reactor operation – how many days per year; what power; planned future operation; commercial vs science activities.
3) Use/ application of reactor – radioisotopes, Si doping, science, testing etc.
4) Highlights of recent projects undertaken in the reactor; current projects.
5) Future plans.
11:20-12:40 1. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Vietnam
  Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan
12:40-13:40 Lunch Break
13:40-15:00 2. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Indonesia
  Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Session 3: Promotion of Research Reactor Utilization (NAA)
  Chair: Australia
    1. Lead speech: Prof Mitsuru Ebihara
    2. Lead speech: Prof Tsutomu Ohtsuki
    3. Discussion
 
Day 3 (9 December, 2016)
Workshop: Parallel session (RRN)
  RRN-1: Country report on the current status of medical / industrial radioisotope (RI) production
Country report should include following points:
1) The current status of medical / industrial radioisotope (RI) production
 - Development of technology producing Mo-99
 - Current domestic demand
 - What proportion of demand is met internally - where is remainder obtained?
 - Any plans to increase either demand or supply – commercial intentions?
 - Any other comments/ requests for assistance etc.
2) Other topics related to medical isotopes.
09:30-10:30 1. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Mongolia
  Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 2. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Thailand
  Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:30 3. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Bangladesh
  Vietnam
13:30-15:00 RRN-2: Future plan of the RRN Project including possible 3 year extension of the project
  Chair: Malaysia
    1. Lead speech: Dr Masanori Kaminaga
    2. Discussion
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00   3. Summary
16:00-17:00 RRN-3: Drafting of Minutes
  Chair: Japan
 
Workshop: Parallel session (NAA)
  NAA-1: Activities related to air pollution and mineral resources
Country report should include following points:
1) Progress for the last 12 month period, comparing the initial plan and the degree of achievement
2) Any difficulties and how were those difficulties overcome?
3) Outstanding outcomes for the project(s).
4) Linkages with end-users; projects developed with end-users?
09:30-10:30 1. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Korea
  Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 2. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Malaysia
  Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-14:00 3. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Indonesia
  Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines
14:00-14:40 4. Country report and discussion
  Chair: Bangladesh
  Thailand, Vietnam
14:40-15:00 5. Discussion
  Chair: Australia
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 NAA-2: Drafting of Minutes
  Chair: Australia


List of Participants
FY2016 FNCA Joint Workshop
on Research Reactor Network project and Neutron Activation Analysis Project

December 7- 9, 2016
Sydney, Australia



Australia

RRN Mr. Michael Druce
Chief Technical Officer,
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
NAA Dr. John Bennett
Leader, Radioisotopes & Radiotracers,
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
NAA Mr. Attila Stopic
Neutron Activation Scientist,
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Bangladesh

RRN Dr. Mohammad Jahirul Haque Khan
Chief Scientific Officer, RPED,
Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (INST),
Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE),
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
NAA Dr. Kamrun Naher
Principal Scientific Officer, Reactor & Neutron Physics Division,
Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (INST),
Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE),
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)

Indonesia

RRN Mr. Yusi Eko YULIANTO
Head of Operation Division,
Center for Multipurpose Reactor,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)
NAA Mr. Sutisna
Researcher,
Center for Science and Technology of Advanced Materials,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

Japan

 

Mr. Tomoaki WADA
FNCA Coordinator of Japan
Dr. Yuichi MICHIKAWA
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Mr. Shoji KASUGA
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

RRN Dr. Masanori KAMINAGA
Director, Department of JMTR,
Neutron Irradiation and Testing Reactor Center,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
RRN Dr. Takashi YAMASHITA
Chief Executive Director,
Japan Radioisotope Association
NAA Prof. Mitsuru EBIHARA
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
Tokyo Metropolitan University
NAA Prof. Tsutomu OHTSUKI
Professor, Division of Nuclear Engineering Science,
Isotope Production and Application,
Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute
Ms. Chiaki INOKOSHI
International Affairs and Research Department
Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)
Ms. Aiko NAGAI
International Affairs and Research Department
Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)

Kazakhstan

NAA Dr. Igor Silachyov
Leading researcher,
Institute of Nuclear Physics

Korea

RRN Mr. Nam Ho
International Coordinator,
Korean Association for Radiation Application
NAA Mr. Jong-HwaMoon
Principal researcher,
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)
NAA Mr. Kiman Lee
Researcher,
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

Malaysia

RRN Dr. Azahari KASBOLLAH
Senior Research Officer,
Medical Technology Division,
Malaysian Nuclear Agency
NAA Ms. Shamsiah ABDUL RAHMAN
Senior Research Officer, Analytical Chemistry Application Group,
Waste and Environment Technology Division,
Malaysian Nuclear Agency

Mongolia

RRN Dr. Byambajav MUNKHBAT
Associate Professor and Researcher, Nuclear Research center,
National University of Mongolia
NAA Mr. DAMDINSUREN Gantumur
Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
National University of Mongolia

The Philippines

NAA Mr. Joseph Michael D. RACHO
Senior Science Research Specialist,
Nuclear Analytical Techniques Applications Section,
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

Thailand

RRN Mr. Suthipong Boonmak
Head of Reactor Management Section,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)
NAA Dr. Dussadee Rattanaphra
Nuclear Scientist,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Vietnam

RRN Mr. DUONG Van Dong
Director, Center for Research and Production of Radioisotope,
Nuclear Research Institute (NRI),
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)
NAA Mr. Ho Van Doanh
Researcher, Nuclear Research Institute (NRI),
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)

 




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