peat absorbent Articles

  • These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

    Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on. As forest fires devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, last month, a different sort of fire may have started beneath the ground. Peat, a carbon-rich soil created from partially decomposed, waterlogged vegetation accumulated over several millennia and the stuff ...


    By Ensia

  • Oxidized fulvic acid adsorption on activated carbon

    This study evaluates and compares the parameters of equilibrium adsorption from aqueous solutions of river fulvic acids (FA) and peat fulvic acids. Compared to peat FA, the river FA had lower biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC). We observed a tendency for correlation between change of Gibbs free energy of adsorption and BDOC value. A chlorination dose of 1.4 mg L−1 did not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anion exchange pretreatment for the removal of natural organic matter from humic rich water

    The treatment of humic rich water using anion exchange, coagulation and PAC-adsorption was studied, both independently and in sequence in that order. The commercial aluminium-based coagulant PAX-16, powdered activated carbon W35 and the magnetic ion exchange resin (MIEX®) were used in the study. The source of humic substances was natural water (25.0 g C/m3 as DOC) flowing out from the Great ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wetland ecosystem services

    Different types of wetlands play important flood control roles in different situations. In the upper reaches of some river basins, for example, peatlands and wet grassland can act like sponges (saturated peat is typically up to 98% water by mass), absorbing rainfall and allowing it to percolate more slowly into the soil, thereby reducing the speed and volume of runoff entering streams and rivers. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reduction of ammonia emissions during composting by Uncoupling of oxygen demand and heat removal

    Intensive pig production systems result in high emissions of ammonia, odour and greenhouse-gases (methane and laughing gas) by exhaust ventilation air. Moreover, large amounts of manure (faeces and urine) are produced with insufficient nearby land for applications (Imbeath, 1998). These outputs lead to environmental problems related to ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • ON-SITE SEWAGE SYSTEMS: NEW OUTLOOK FOR DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER TREATMENT

    As researchers analyze the soils’ ability to absorb discharge, more knowledge is gained about alternatives to septic tanks and standard drain fields that include peat filter systems, constructed wetlands and drip irrigation. ONE out of every four American households currently treat and release wastewater on their own property. Although most people assume that on-site systems are confined to rural ...


  • Stormwater treatment area 3/4

    Restore the Everglades That's the task the Florida Legislature set for the South Florida Water Management District. But how? Decades of development had eliminated the sheet flow of water from Lake Okeechobee. Densely populated cities and a 700,000-acre agricultural area, drained by 1,500 miles of canals and levees, now lay between the lake and the Everglades. Wetlands have disappeared. ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

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