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FNCA 2014 Electron Accelerator Application Project Workshop

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Report of
FNCA 2014 Workshop on Electron Accelerator Application Project
- Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers -

9 - 12 February, 2015
Yogyakarta, Indonesia


 

 The JFY 2014 FNCA Electron Accelerator Application workshop was held from 9 to 12 February, 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eight (8) FNCA member countries, participated in the workshop.

 The first day was initiated with an open seminar entitled application of radiation processing for sustainable development and agriculture. There were approximately 50 participants from research institutes and universities in agricultural and industrial fields in Indonesia. Dr Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto, Chairman of BATAN and Dr Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan gave their welcoming remarks and 5 participants from Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam gave presentations. And an exhibition was also held during the open seminar. Samples of commercialised products such as "Fitosan", the plant growth promoter in Indonesia were displayed. The summary of the open seminar is attached in Annex 1.

 During the workshop, the current status of field tests on plant-growth promoters and super water absorbent was reported by each participating country. The summary of each report on plant growth promoters is attached in Annex 2 Part A, and on super water absorbents in Annex 2 Part B.

 With regards to the plant growth promoters, Vietnam has succeeded in the commercial application of oligochitosan as an elicitor for rice plants and sugarcane, with 10-20% increases in the yields of rice. Thailand also has achieved the commercial application of oligochitosan as a plant-growth promoter and elicitor. Indonesia has conducted semi-field tests of oligochitosan on a variety of plants, including chili, rice, rubber tree, tomato, potato and shallot, achieving highly promising results with yields increased by 25 to 300%. In the meeting, it was recommended that commericialisation of the plant-growth promoter/elicitor produced from chitosan/carrageenan be target for JFY 2017. As for the super water absorbents, Thailand has implemented field tests on baby corn and achieved increases in yields of 45%, and promising results also have been obtained for bamboo and rubber tree plants. Currently, Indonesia is conducting experiments on shallot and chili in fields that have sandy soil with highly-promising results.

 The participants agreed to continue cooperation and collaboration with the IAEA/RCA in sharing information of radiation processing, including R&D on plant-growth promoters and super water absorbents.

 On third day, the participants visited Playen vilage, Gunung Kidul District, Yogyakarta Province to see the site for semi-field test on oligochitosan applied to pady. They also visited Bantul District, Yogyakarta to see semi-field test on super water absorbents and oligochitosan applied to shallot, chilli and eggplant. The results obtained from the semi-field tests showed significant results in terms of weight and reduction of disease of plants. The summary of each session of the workshop is attached in Minutes.



Program of
FNCA 2014 Workshop on Electron Accelerator Application Project
- Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers -

9 - 12 February, 2015
Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Day 1, 9 February
08:10 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 08:45 Opening Remarks
Dr Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto, Chairman of BATAN
Dr Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan
08:45 – 09:15 World Trends of Application of Radiation for Sustainable Development and Agriculture
Speaker: Dr Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan
09:15 – 09:45 Application of Radiation Technology for Industry and Agriculture in Indonesia
Speaker: Dr Anhar Riza Antariksawan, BATAN, Indonesia
09:45 – 10:15 Research and Development of Radiation Processing in Japan for
Industry and Environment
Speaker: Dr Masao Tamada, Japan Atomic Energy Agency(JAEA), Japan
10:15 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:00 – 11:30 Success Stories of Radiation Processing Application in Vietnam in Industry and Agriculture
Speaker: Dr Nguyen Quoc Hien, Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM), Vietnam
11:30 – 12:00 Assesment of BATAN'S Super Water Absorbent (SWA) and Oligochitosan for Shallot in the Sandy Soil at Bantul, Yogyakarta by BPTP
Speaker: Dr Tri Martini, Assesment Institute for Agricultural Technology, Yogyakarta
12:00 – 12:15 Discussion
12:15 Closing of the Open Seminar
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch(60min)
Opening Session
13:15 – 13:35 Welcome and Opening Speech
Dr Anhar Riza Antariksawan, DDG, BATAN, Indonesia
Dr Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan
13:35 – 13:55 Self-Introductions of Participants and Group Photo
Session 1 : Overview of FNCA
Chair: Dr Salma Sultana (Bangladesh)
13:55 – 14:25 FNCA Activity Achievement and Ministerial Meeting in 2014
Speaker: Dr Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan
14:25 – 14:55 Achievement and Challenges of the Project on Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers
Speaker: Dr Masao Tamada, JAEA, Japan
14:55 – 15:15 Coffee Break
Session 2: Country Report on Production and Field/Pot Test of Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) from Chitosan by Radiation Processing (Presentation 10mins + Qs and As 5mins)
Chair: Ms Maznah Mahmud (Malaysia)
15:15 – 15:30 Bangladesh
15:30 – 15:45 Indonesia
15:45 – 16:00 Japan
16:00 – 16:15 Kazakhstan
16:15 – 16:30 Malaysia
16:30 – 16:45 Philippines

Day 2, 10 February
Session 2(Cont.): Country Report on Production and Field/Pot Test of Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) from Chitosan by Radiation Processing (Presentation 10mins + Qs and As 5mins)
09:15 – 09:30 Country Report: Thailand
09:30 – 09:45 Country Report: Vietnam
09:45 – 10:00 Coffee Break
Session 3 : Results of Field Tests of PGP
Chair: Ms Tita Puspitasari (Indonesia)
10:00 – 10:30 Lead speech
- Dr Nguyen Quoc Hien, VINATOM, Vietnam
- Ms Maznah Mahmud, Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia), Malaysia
10:30 – 11:00 Discussion
Session 4 : Strategy for Commercial Application of PGP
Chair: Dr Masao Tamada (Japan)
11:00 – 11:30 Lead speech
- Dr Nguyen Quoc Hien, VINATOM, Vietnam
- Mr Sergey Kotov, JSC "Park of Nuclear Technologies",Kazakhstan
11:30 – 12:00 Discussion
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 5: Work Plan of Project Activity on Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) by Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers in 2015-2017
Chair: Ms Charito T. Aranilla (The Philippines)
13:00 – 13:20 Lead speech
- Dr Masao Tamada, JAEA, Japan
- Dr Naotsugu Nagasawa, JAEA, Japan
13:20 – 15:00 Discussion
Work Plans for 2015 to 2017
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
Session 6: Country Report on Production and Application of Hydrogel Super Water Absorbent by Radiation Cross-linking and Grafting of Natural Polymers (Presentation 10mins + QAs 5mins)
Chair: Mr Sergey Kotov (Kazakhstan)
15:15 – 15:30 Country Report: Bangladesh
15:30 – 15:45 Country Report: Indonesia
15:45 – 16:00 Country Report: Japan
16:00 – 16:15 Country Report: Kazakhstan
16:15 – 16:30 Country Report: Malaysia
16:30 – 16:45 Country Report: Philippines
16:45 – 17:00 Country Report: Thailand
17:00 – 17:15 Country Report: Vietnam

Day 3, 11 February
08:00 – 12:00 Technical Visit to Gunung Kidul District
- Application of Oligochitosan to Paddy
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Technical Visit to Bantul District
- Sandy Soil/Land for Application of SWA

Day 4, 12 February
Session 7: Summary on Results of Field/Laboratory Tests of SWA
Chair: Dr Phiriyatorn Suwanmala (Thailand)
09:00 – 09:30 Lead Speech
- Dr Darmawan Darwis, BATAN, Indonesia
9:30 – 10:00 Discussion
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break
Session 8: Strategy for Commercial Application of SWA in Collaboration with Agriculture Sector
Chair: Ms Maznah Mahmud (Malaysia)
10:15 – 10:35 Lead Speech
- Dr Phiriyatorn Suwanmala, Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT), Thailand
10:35 – 11:15 Discussion
Session 9: Work Plan on Super Water Absorbent (SWA) Project in 2015-2017
Chair: Dr Masao Tamada (Japan)
11:15 – 11:35 Lead speech
- Dr Darmawan Darwis, BATAN, Indonesia
11:35 – 12:00 Discussion
Work plans for 2015 and 2017
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 10: Coordination of the FNCA Project with RCA/IAEA Project on Radiation Processing
Chair: Ms Tita Puspitasari (Indonesia)
13:00 – 13:15 Lead speech on RCA Project on Radiation Processing
- Ms Maznah Mahmud, Nuclear Malaysia, Malaysia
13:15 – 13:25 Discussion on New RCA Project on Radiation Processing, Possible Cooperation, Ways and Means of Cooperation
Session 11: Summary and Conclusion
Chair: Ms Charito T. Aranilla (The Philippines)
13:25 – 13:40 Introductory Speech
- Dr Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan
13:40 – 14:20 Review and Evaluation of Project Activities - 2012-2014
- Dr Masao Tamada, JAEA
14:20 – 14:50 Discussion
14:50 – 15:30 Adaption of Summary and Conclusion
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
Closing Session
15:45 – 16:10 Closing Speech
- Dr Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan

List of Participants
FNCA2014 Workshop on Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers

9 - 12 February, 2015
Yogyakarta, Indonesia


■Participants from FNCA countries

Bangladesh

Dr Salma SULTANA
Principal Scientific Officer,
Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry Division, Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology
(INST),
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
*Project Leader

Indonesia

Dr Anhar R. ANTARIKSAWAN
Deputy Chairman
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)
*FNCA Coordinator of Indonesia

Dr Ferhat AZIZ
DeputyChairman
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) for Science and Nuclear Technology
Application

Dr Darmawan DARWIS
Head, Radiation Processing Department,
Center for Application of Isotope and Radiation,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)
*Project Leader

Dr Hendig WINARNO
Director of CIRA
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

Ms Tita PUSPITASARI
Researcher,
Center for Application of Isotopes and Radiation Technology,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

Japan

Dr Sueo MACHI
FNCA Coordinator of Japan
Advisor to MEXT
Advisor to Wakasawan Energy Research Center, Fukui Pref. Gov.
Fellow, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

Dr Masao TAMADA
Director General of Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
*Project Leader

Dr Naotsugu NAGASAWA
Assistant Principal Researcher,
Environmental Radiation Processing Group, Environmental and Industrial Materials
Research Division, Quantum Beam Science Directorate,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

Kazakhstan

Mr Sergey KOTOV
Leading Manager,
JSC "Park of Nuclear Technologies"
*Project Leader

Malaysia

Ms Maznah MAHMUD
Research Officer,
Radiation Polymer Modification Group,
Division of Radiation Processing Technology,
Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia)

The Philippines

Ms Charito T. ARANILLA
Senior Science Research Specialist,
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)
*Project Leader

Thailand

Dr Phiriyatorn SUWANMALA
Project Leader,
Nuclear Research and Development Group,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)
*Project Leader

Vietnam

Dr NGUYEN Quoc Hien
Head of R & D Department,
Research and Development Center for Radiation Technology,
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)
*Project Leader


■Observers

Dr Tri Martini
Researcher,
Assesment Institute for Agriculture Technology, Yogyakarta

Mr Sutarji
Researcher,
Assesment Institute for Agriculture Technology, Yogyakarta

Ms Efa Marni
Staff of Region Planning Development of Kerinci District, Jambi Province


■Secretariat

Ms Ayako TANIDA
International Affairs and Research Department,
Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)



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