Mining Engineering


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The article looks at the U.S. peat market as of July 2013. Peat is produced from deposits of plant organic materials in wetlands and includes varieties such as reed-sedge, sphagnum moss, and humus. Use for peat include horticultural soil additives, filtration, and adsorbents. Other topics include effects of environmental protection regulations on peat extraction, competition from products such as coir, composted organic waste, and wood products, and peatland carbon sinks.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Peat
Series title Mining Engineering
Volume 65
Issue 7
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 1 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Mining Engineering
First page 89
Last page 89
Country United States
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