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Macdarragh O’Neill

Steritech
Process Engineer
E-Beam / X-Ray

Macdarragh O’Neill is a Biomedical Engineer who studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he obtained a BEng and a MEngSc in Biomedical Engineering. After starting his career working for a large US multinational in the medical device industry, he then moved to Australia in 2019 where he joined Steritech as Process Engineer for the installation and commissioning of the greenfield X-Ray/E-Beam facility in Melbourne, Australia which was designed and built primarily for phytosanitary irradiation of Fresh Produce. He is now the Process & Compliance Manager for the facility, dealing with all technical and compliance aspects of the irradiation process which also includes accelerator control and troubleshooting, dosimetry modelling, R&D and process innovation.

Abstract

Phytosanitary X-Ray Processing: Cold Chain, Dose Mapping and Process and Facility Controls

Join us on an exploration of Merrifield, a purpose built phytosanitary X-Ray facility based in Melbourne Australia, approved for multiple fresh produce commodities and export markets and see how Phytosanitary security, cool chain maintenance and dose mapping principles are applied into the design and control of the Merrifield facility and its X-Ray process.