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.
|Plan Approval reference no. & date
||Type of Radio-isotope Laboratory
||Group II & Group IV
|Radiological Safety Officer
|Dr. P. Manoj
The facility is managed by a committee Central Radioactive Facility
Management Committee (RGCB/DIR/INSTRUMENTATION/01/2012 dated Jan 23,
The laboratory follows,
- Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Atomic Energy (Radiation Protection)
- 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.
Manoj P, PhD
Radiological safety officer (RSO)