ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF THE USE OF PEAT FOR AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY AIMS
 
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Faculty of Production Engineering, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland
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Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska, Sidorska 95/97, 21-500 Biała Podlaska, Poland
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Faculty of Agrobioengineering, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
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ART-BRUK Monika Chołody, Wojciechowska 5a, 20-601 Lublin, Poland
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Biuro Konstrukcyjne A.K. S.C, Jeziorowa 32, 66-218 Lubrza, Poland
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EKO HARPOON – Organizacja Odzysku S.A., Kardynała Wyszyńskiego 10, Cząstków Mazowiecki, 05-152 Czosnów, Poland
Publish date: 2016-09-30
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(4):138–142
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The aim of this study was to evaluate physical and energetic parameters of peat. Utility of the peat in horticulture and power generation were also estimated. Peat was mined from the Klejniki deposit, (Hajnówka municipality, Podlaskie province) in the north-eastern part of Poland. It was found that peat can be used for power generation, in the air-dry moisture condition. Peat parameters are similar to lignite. It can also be suitable for the production of horticultural substrates and incorporated into soil as a component for improving physical and chemical properties. The examined peat fulfills the requirements of for agricultural applications.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Alina Kowalczyk-Juśko   
University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland, Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland