Peat is a useful fossil applied in many areas of human activity.
It is primarily used in agriculture but it can also bring its benefits in medicine, biochemistry, cattle breeding, etc.
- Malt whiskey would not have such a pleasant and unusual taste, if not for peat.
It is used when heating a dryer of barley germinated with fuel.
Phenols of peat smoke grains and give the drink a “smoked” flavor.
- In construction, peat is used as a heat insulator.
For example, Eskimos spread peat inside yurts in order to maintain heat and not harm nature. As organic material, peat is resistant to biodegradation and moisture.
- In production, peat is used as a kind of "filter" for drains.
In environmental accidents involving emissions of substances (such as oil), peat serves as an adsorbent and gas absorber.
- Peat is also used in medicine, there are peat deposits of healing mud.
This type of mud bath contains a lot of free sulfuric acid, sulfates of iron and aluminum.
- Thanks to the already mentioned heat-insulating as well as antiseptic properties, bedding for animals is often made from peat at livestock and poultry farms.
- Due to the widespread use of 3D printers, domestic scientists began to think about the Russian import substitution of cement building mixtures.
Recently, a heat-modified peat additive has been developed that will help reduce the cost of cement products for professional printing on a 3D device.
- But most often, peat is used in agriculture.
It is used in producing soil fertilizers, planting mixtures, composts, in mulching and strengthening earth embankments.