Peat moss deposits in Canada. by Harald A. Leverin

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Written in English

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ContributionsCanada. Bureau of Mines.
LC ClassificationsTN840.C3 L4
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 102 p.
Number of Pages102
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Open LibraryOL6521289M
LC Control Number47028236

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Peat consists of organic matter, mineral matter and water. Under natural conditions, the content of water in peat exceeds 80% and content of gases content is Peat moss deposits in Canada. book 6%. In dry peat, the organic matter content can reach 50%.

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The peatland ecosystem is the most efficient carbon sink on the planet, because peatland plants capture CO 2 naturally released from the peat, maintaining an equilibrium. Peat is only a minor contributor to the world energy supply, but large deposits occur in Canada, China, Indonesia, Russia, Scandinavia, and the United the early 21st century the top four peat producers in the world were Finland, Ireland, Belarus, and Sweden, and most of the major users of peat were these and other northern European countries.

Approximately 99 percent of Canada’s total national production comes from the combined operations of the 20 corporate groups that form the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA.) Collectively, they mine about percent of the country’s million acres of peat bogs, the majority of which are in southern and southeastern Quebec.

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Although some higher plants, such as sedges or reed, are also capable of producing certain amounts of peat, peat moss is the classical producer of high-quality peat, and only peat moss can accumulate peat deposits of up to 10 meters in depth.

Partial decay (humification) occurs under conditions of restricted microbial activity. Sphagnum peat moss is harvested in Canada between the months of May and mid-September. After the snow melts, warmer days bring sunny and dry weather to dry the peat moss in the bog.

On the third or fourth day, vacuum harvesters collect the peat moss. If it rains during this time, the clock is set back and another days are required to dry.

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Peat moss develops as a result of sphagnum moss (live moss) growing on the tops of bogs. When it dies, it sinks below the surface of the water and settles on the bottom of the bog. The bottoms of these bogs present the ideal conditions for the slow decay of the sphagnum due to the anaerobic conditions.

This volume of peat harvested each year is small in comparison to the estimated 50 million (50,) tonnes or more of peat that accumulate naturally each year in Canada.

On a volume basis, there are an estimated three trillion (3,) cubic metres of peat deposits in Canada. Large deposits of peat moss are harvested in eastern Canada. Peat moss harvesters act like giant vacuum cleaners and suck the loose dry material as they sweep large open fields.

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