Radio-Isotope Laboratory-RGCB

The operation of Radio-Isotope laboratory Type II facility (185 kBq-185 MBq) (can handle Group III and Group IV isotopes), approved by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), is commissioned and functioning in RGCB since 11/10/2011 to use radio-isotopes for the research purpose.

Registration No. Issuance Date Expiry Date
AERB/RSD/Res-Regn./KL-35/2011/12349 11/10/2014 31/10/2016
Plan Approval reference no. & date Type of Radio-isotope Laboratory Radio-isotope Group
AERB/RSD/MR-Pin/KL-35/2011, 30-05-2011 Type II Group II & Group IV
Radiological Safety Officer Approval No. Issuance Date Expiry Date
Dr. P. Manoj Ph 2529438,455 AERB/RSD/Res/RSO/KL-35/2014/7068 21-07-2014 31-03-2017

The facility is managed by a committee Central Radioactive Facility Management Committee (RGCB/DIR/INSTRUMENTATION/01/2012 dated Jan 23, 2012) with Dr. Malini Laloraya, Dr. Maya Devi and Dr. P. Manoj).

The laboratory follows,

  • Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Atomic Energy (Radiation Protection) Rules, 2004.
  • Providing Personnel Monitoring badges and protective devices, as appropriate to all the personnel working in radio-isotope laboratory (Institute number 006871)

At present our facility is capable of handling 14C, 3H (Tritium-3) and Phosphorous-32(32P) isotopes, All these are beta radiation emitters and we have proper shielding by perspex barriers. Beta radiations are widely used for research applications because of its low penetrating power. Our facility is also capable of handling gamma radiation emitters which have to be shielded with lead/concrete barriers of varying thickness since gamma radiations are highly penetrating.

The lab is equipped with Scintillation counter, Phospher imager, Dry bath with rocker, Centrifuge, Gel drier, Deep freezer, Hybridization oven, safety devices (shields, gammascout, radeye, & radiation monitor) and waste (solid/liquid) disposal facility.

We practice all principles of "ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable". The work is done under strict vigilance of the RSO and camera monitored. The usage and waste disposal is done in accordance with AERB norms.

Relavant Forms

  • Form for obtaining NOC to import radio-isotope labeled materials. Download
  • Form for personnel monitoring badges (TLD). Download
  • Template for ordering isotope- Monthly/ Fortnightly. Download

Dr. Malini Laloraya
(Licensee, RGCB)

Chemical Safety

Consider all chemicals potentially hazardous. Care must therefore always be taken to prevent them coming into contact with mouth, skin or eyes. Face and hand protection should be worn when handling liquefied gases, acids, alkalis and other corrosive liquids.

A fume cupboard must be used for work involving toxic, fuming, or unpleasant smelling chemicals. Before handling them in the hood, check that there is an inflow of air in the hood. If you suspect that it is not functioning properly, report it to the Engineering division.

Purchase and use of restricted chemicals (Methanol, Potassium Cyanide) should be handled through chemical safety officer.

If you have any queries contact the Chemical Safety Officer : Dr. GS Vinod Kumar