Peat Extraction

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Peat Extraction

 

the complex of processes carried out in working a peat deposit. In the excavation method, the raw peat is dug from an open pit, processed, and laid out to dry on a field in the form of strips. In the milling method, the top layer of the peat bed is broken up to a depth of 8–25 mm.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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