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Drying characteristics of milled peat

Peter La Comber

Drying characteristics of milled peat

by Peter La Comber

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Published by University College Dublin in Dublin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Peat -- Drying.,
  • Peat industry -- Equipment and supplies.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Peter La Comber.
    ContributionsUniversity College Dublin. Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 136p. :
    Number of Pages136
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21055835M

      Characteristics of Materials. Research Methods The samples were formed based on plastic shaping from raw materials as follows: clay from the Girininkai deposit, sand from the Daugeliai deposit, crushed bricks (milled waste of ceramic bricks) from Rokai factory, peat from the Rekyvai deposit, anthracite from Archangelsk region and milled glass. Peat extraction, like farmwork, is seasonal, mostly taking place between July and September, when drier weather allows machines to access the bogs and the milled peat to dry. Most Bord contracts are for ten months per year or less, and permit a good deal of flexibility.

      In the milled peat method, the top 1–3 cm of the peat surface layer is first milled (broken into crumbs) and left to dry in the sun. It is then harrowed (turned over) 1–5 times to facilitate drying, gathered into ridges, and finally harvested into storage piles [ . Characteristics of a good mix. The characteristics of a good potting mix are: well drained, which means an air-filled porosity of at least 15%; re-wets easily – some peat and bark media are difficult to re-wet if they dry out; does not shrink away from the side of the pot as it dries.

    milled-peat definition: Noun (uncountable) 1. Peat processed for power plant fuel by scraping it off the surface of bog and drying in situ. Peat moss can be used in the same manner as peat and works as a dry storage medium for bulbs. Furthermore, you can create a rooting medium by mixing 2 parts perlite with 1 part peat .


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Field and laboratory experiments revealed that compressibility of milled peat is a good depth control characteristic because of its high correlation with the relative drying time of milled peat. For example a typical high density peat (compressibility of 12%) has a milling depth requirement of 21 mm compared with 9 mm for a low density peat Cited by: 7.

The peat blocks or sods must dry in the field for at least one year in order to reduce the moisture content from 90 % to about %. In the factory, the peat blocks are crushed and sieved into various fractions.

Harvesting milled peat requires milling a few centimeters of the peat fields, which are leveled and drained beforehand. The. Therefore, the description of peat drying is a major parameter in the prediction of fire danger.

The last part of the chapter devoted to the development of a mathematical model of the drying of a peat layer is based on a single temperature.

The iteration–interpolation method was used to numerically solve the mathematical model. Analysis of heat and mass transfer during milled peat drying. [Howard L Fagan] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. Spoon-type harrowers turn the peat to facilitate drying and are suitable for both single- and multi-harvest methods.

Milled peat ridgers are used to form swathes of dry milled peat effectively and precisely before harvesting. V-type milled peat ridgers are used to gather the milled peat into piles or directly into the trailer. Milling method of peat extraction is applied to all types of deposits; moisture content of a lowland milled deposit type does not exceed %, top, mixed and transitional types — %.

Preparation of the operational area for the milling method of peat extraction includes: drainage of a peat massif, removal of wood vegetation and grass. Milled Sphagnum is a fine grade of sphagnum moss.

In texture it resembles a coarse grade of chunky peat moss. Milled sphagnum holds moisture well and is an excellent choice for seedling mixes. It is used when starting seeds to reduce damp off. The drying processes are governed by internal mass transfer resistance. Fick’s second law for diffusion can be used for the determination of drying characteristics of biological materials in the falling rate period (Arslan and Ozcan ; Maskan et al.

The general series solution of Fick’s second law for spherical co-ordinates under. The movement of water in milled peat is of importance to the peat industry particularly in terms of rewetting. Considering the importance of structure with regard to water flow, micromorphology was used to obtain information regarding the nature of milled peat as a porous medium in a manner not available by other means.

Peat was sampled from the undisturbed surface of two. The article discusses features of the main technologies for the extraction of milled and sod peat. The interrelation of the technology of peat harvesting with the technology of its further. Peat alternatives are now being developed using materials such as bark, wood fibre, coir (pictured), biosolids, bracken and green compost.

Several decades of research went into perfecting horticultural techniques using composts containing peat, so it will take time for the same thing to happen with the peat alternatives.

Abstract: Rains in the drying process of milled peat. New not available: Used not available: Rentals not available: Digital not available: No copies of this book were found in stock from online book stores and marketplaces.

Alert me when this book becomes available. Peat may be cut by spade in the form of blocks, which are spread out to dry. When dry, the blocks weigh from to kg ( to 2 pounds).

In one mechanized method, a dredger or excavator digs the peat from the drained bog and delivers it to a macerator (a device that softens and separates a material into its component parts through. Even differences in peat from the same peat bog can be found. To make things even more complicated, there are also different ways of harvesting the peat which results in (again) different characteristics.

White peat milled Most of the white peat is milled, that means that the upper layer is milled loose so that it can dry easier. Peat (/ p iː t /), also known as turf (/ t ɜːr f /), is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic is unique to natural areas called peatlands, bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs.

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.

milled peat (usually uncountable, plural milled peats) Peat processed for power plant fuel by scraping it off the surface of bog and drying in situ. Translations [ edit ]. Peat (/ p iː t /), also known as turf (/ t ɜːr f /), is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter.

It is unique to natural areas called peatlands, bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs. 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.

In this case, oven drying is similar to sun drying but the difference here was that the oven dryer was employed to do the drying process. Here, the sliced cassava tuber were placed in the oven at various temperature to check the optimum temperature which was obtained at c and moisture content was checked for every 10 minutes till it stabilized.

In order to prevent possible charring, oxidation and (or) vaporisation of substances other than pore water, many researchers have adopted oven-drying temperature (t) values in the range 60–90°C for water content determinations of peat and other highly organic paper investigates the oven-drying characteristics of six very different highly decomposed peaty.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: R A Sweden --Rheological properties of highly concentrated peat pulp and the pressure drop in pipelines --Research on the drying of milled peat --Vol.

Peat resources of the USSR -- On the spread and characteristics of bogs in Finland -- Peat resources and development in Northern Ireland -- Scottish.

STANDARD 0 - 40 mm. White peat COARSE 10 - 40 mm. Milled peat, % Sphagnum White peat ; High quality and structure.The second is to dry the green barley until it has a moisture content of about %, which is dry enough to allow it to be milled.

And the third purpose, in some cases, depending on the character of the whisky the distillery is seeking to produce, is to add a peaty smokiness to the flavour of the malt, and as a result to the whisky that is then.

There has been much debate in the literature over the past 60 years regarding an appropriate oven-drying temperature for water content determinations in peat and other organic soils.

For inorganic soils, the water content is usually based on the equilibrium dry mass corresponding to drying temperatures in the range –°C.