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PDF -- new peat technology

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Abstract

The impact of a large-scale utilization of peat must be assessed in each region separately. As it is completely impractical to transport wet peat over long distances, a PDF plant must be built in the peatland region. Such regions often need economic stimulation. The PDF process can be run independent of season and weather, and thus offers permanent jobs. Dredging the peat layer all at once in a wet state is an operation concentrated on a very small land area. If this area can be drained, it can soon afterwards be forested or used for agricultural purposes. Even if the area from which the peat is removed is left as a wetland, when cleverly done, the ecological effects may be favourable. Peat is a significant energy source in many countries now looking for domestic alternatives to expensive imported fuels. The main constraint on large-scale utilization of peat is its ability to retain moisture. The wet-carbonization process, utilized in a PDF plant and yielding a high-quality peat-derived fuel, is believed to be a technically feasible and economically attractive industrial method of dewatering native peat.
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Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-156813
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Dig. (London); (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 11:6
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; PEAT; CARBONIZATION; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; GLOBAL ASPECTS; IN-SITU PROCESSING; MOISTURE; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; WATER REMOVAL; AGRICULTURE; COAL PREPARATION PLANTS; DRAINAGE; DREDGING; DRYING; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; EMPLOYMENT; ENERGY SOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; LAND RECLAMATION; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; REVEGETATION; SEASONS; SITE SELECTION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; TRANSPORT; WEATHER; WETLANDS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; ECONOMICS; ECOSYSTEMS; FUELS; INDUSTRY; ORGANIC MATTER; PROCESSING; REMOVAL; 013000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 011000 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 010900 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Environmental Aspects; 015000 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects
OSTI ID:
5807816
Research Organizations:
JP-Energy OY
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ENDGB
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 14-18
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Citation Formats

Myreen, P B. PDF -- new peat technology. United Kingdom: N. p., 1982. Web.
Myreen, P B. PDF -- new peat technology. United Kingdom.
Myreen, P B. 1982. "PDF -- new peat technology." United Kingdom.
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title = {PDF -- new peat technology}
author = {Myreen, P B}
abstractNote = {The impact of a large-scale utilization of peat must be assessed in each region separately. As it is completely impractical to transport wet peat over long distances, a PDF plant must be built in the peatland region. Such regions often need economic stimulation. The PDF process can be run independent of season and weather, and thus offers permanent jobs. Dredging the peat layer all at once in a wet state is an operation concentrated on a very small land area. If this area can be drained, it can soon afterwards be forested or used for agricultural purposes. Even if the area from which the peat is removed is left as a wetland, when cleverly done, the ecological effects may be favourable. Peat is a significant energy source in many countries now looking for domestic alternatives to expensive imported fuels. The main constraint on large-scale utilization of peat is its ability to retain moisture. The wet-carbonization process, utilized in a PDF plant and yielding a high-quality peat-derived fuel, is believed to be a technically feasible and economically attractive industrial method of dewatering native peat.}
journal = {Energy Dig. (London); (United Kingdom)}
volume = {11:6}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1982}
month = {Dec}
}