3rd Edition

Radiation Technology for Polymers

By Jiri George Drobny Copyright 2021
    338 Pages 125 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    338 Pages 125 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This practical book sets the standard as a valuable, time-saving resource offering systematic fundamental information about industrial radiation technologies. This new edition explores updates to emerging applications of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) radiation to polymer processing and offers updates throughout to detail changes changes, new trends, and general issues in radiation technology. It presents vital, cutting-edge information to aid further reduction of volatile organic compounds and toxic substances in the environment, develop alternative sources of energy, and harness energy in both medical and industrial applications.


    New features of this edition include:

    • Stresses the practical aspects of UV/EB technology and its industrial application
    • Includes updates on UV radiation processes and applications of UV radiation
    • Explores new engineering data of selected commercial products

    Written by an expert with over forty years of experience, this book would make an excellent resource for scientists and engineers in the fields of materials science and polymer chemistry.

    1. Introduction. 2. Review of Elements of Radiation Science and Technology. 3. Ultraviolet Electron Curing Equipment. 4. Electron Beam Curing Equipment. 5. UV Radiation Processes. 6. Electron Beam Processes. 7. Coating Methods Used in UV/EB Technology. 8. Applications of UV Radiation. 9. Applications of Electron Beam Radiation. 10. Dosimetry and Radiometry. 11. Safety and Hygiene. 12. Recent Developments and Trends. Glossary. Appendix I: Bibliography. Appendix II: Major Equipment Manufacturers. Appendix III: Standard Randiation and Dosimetry Tests. Appendix IV: Major Suppliers of Raw Materials for UV/EB Curing. Appendix V: The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Index.


    Jiri George Drobny was educated at the Technical University in Prague in chemical engineering, specializing in processing of plastics and elastomers, and at the Institute of Polymer Science of the University of Akron (Ohio) in physics and engineering of polymers. He also earned an MBA in finance and management at Shippensburg State University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. His career spans over 40 years in the rubber and plastics processing industries in Europe, the United States, and Canada, mainly in R&D with senior and executive responsibilities. Currently, he is president of Drobny Polymer Associates, an international consulting firm specializing in fluoropolymer science and technology, radiation processing, and elastomer technology. Drobny is also active as an educator, author, and technical and scientific translator. He is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers, American Chemical Society, and RadTech International North America, and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Plastics and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the East. He resides in New Hampshire.