As it turns out, yes, it is a very good material for preservation, but probably not in a practical sense of modern funeral practices. We have fround some wonderfully preserved ancient bodies and artifacts preserved in peat.
Is peat a hazardous material?
Peat is not regulated as a hazardous material in transportation. However, when dry it can burn energetically, and peat fires, like forest fires, can be very destructive of the local environment. ...
What organic material have the most absorbency of water in soil?
peat moss. peat moss absorbs water through their dead cells and because peat moss is used for transporting plants. ...
Asked in Gardening
Why is Peat is important?
Peat is important because people dig peat out of the ground to use it for heating their homes and cooking good food. Although peat produces a lot of smoke and pollutants when you burn it, it is also very helpful. Peat is found in Russia Ukraine, and Great Britain. Peat is used all around the world, in fact. Peat is the first stage in coal formation. If peat did not was not real, then there would be no coal. That is...
Asked in Chemistry, Periodic Table
What is peat chemically known as?
That is hard to answer (maybe impossible) as it is a mixture of many organic compound, the details even vary from bog to bog. The highest percentage by weight in fresh peat is water, it saturates all the organic material in the peat. ...
Asked in Coal (fuel source)
How does coal form and what is it made from?
Coal is formed from buried vegetation over 300 million years ago. The material formed is called peat. the earth structure changes and deposits of sand and other material are dropped on the peat, putting a lot of pressure and temperature on the material squeezing out water from the material which then gives yield to coal. ...
Asked in Energy
What is the name for very old decayed plant material burned as fuel?
Peat is old decayed plant material burned as fuel.
Asked in Animal Life
Where is the reservoir of water?
Carbon is in all living things, therefore when living things die, the carbon gets recycled back into the environment. The reservoirs of carbon are in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, in fossil fuels, peat, durable organic material, etc. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences
What material from the earth heats homes in Ireland?
Peat. It's dug up from bogs and dried out then burned.
Asked in Ecosystems
What materials have resulted from a lack of decomposer activity on detrital material?
oil, coal, natural gas, peat, limestone
Asked in Fossil Fuels, Coal (fuel source)
How does peat become coal?
Peat is formed where thick deposits of sphagnum mosses accumulate. The aerobic environment at the base of the peat bog preserves the biomass while the overhead burden compresses it. Peat can be burned as a fuel, but it is still essentially plant material (like wood). Coal is formed when an accumulated biomass of plant material is subsequently covered by sediments and then buried deep in the earth. This burial process compresses the material much much more and the heat in the earth alters the...
Asked in Organic Gardening, Compost and Mulch
What is the difference between peat based compost and peat free compost?
Peat adds acid. So, if you need to add acid to your soil, you want to use something with peat. We added peat to our blueberry plantings. If you don't need the acid, then get the peat-free stuff. Peat based compost,as the name suggests, contains peat. Peat free compost does not contain peat but some other organic matter. This excercise is driven by the Green lobby who fear that the planet will run out of peat and implode. ...