Nuclear Energy Applications
The aim of this programme is to demonstrate the peaceful applications of nuclear energy in nuclear analytical techniques and radiation technology in research and development for sustainable socioeconomic development.
The Nuclear analytical laboratory was established in 1988. Under the Nuclear Techniques, the laboratory houses two Gamma spectrometers, Radon monitoring equipment and one Alpha spectrometer. It is the centre of excellence in these analytical techniques.
The radiation processing is done using multipurpose Gamma Irradiation facilities currently with the use of Cobalt 60 radioisotopes and Caesium 137 first of its kind in Zambia.
Analytical Laboratory Services programme
The analytical laboratory houses two Atomic Absorption Spectrometers and one ultra violet spectrometer. The programme is focused on providing technical assistance to research projects and also offer technical services to the public with the analysis of heavy metals and non metals.
1. Assessment of drinking water safety in areas of Zambia with naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMS) and development of a baseline for prospective uranium mines.
2. Supporting Capacity Building for Characterizing Environmental Contamination.
3. Assessment of occupational health monitoring and radiological risk due to NORM and heavy metals at Collum Coal Mine and surrounding communities Sinazeze, Southern Province, Zambia
COLLABORATION AND CONTRACTSRPA
Baseline assessment study for limits of radioactivity in foodZESCO
National Geothermal Project for exploration of alternative sources of energy.USAID SCALING UP NUTRITION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SUNTA)
Water Quality analysis and capacity building services .