Peat Tar

peat tar

[′pēt ‚tär]
(materials)
A peat distillate containing 2-6% tar.

Peat Tar

 

a liquid product of the distillation of peat. Peat tar is a complex mixture of many chemical compounds, such as monohydric and polyhydric phenols and their esters, paraffins, waxes, fatty acids, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, nitrogen bases, and neutral oils. Peat tar is obtained as a by-product of the gasification and coking of lump and milled peat.