In Europe, peat baths with a therapeutic effect are now widespread. Many well-known SPA clinics use peat baths to treat rheumatism and arthritis. With great attention now apply to research on the medicinal properties of peat.
Peat is already known as a medicine. From it produce a number of medicinal preparations. For example, “peat” is a drug that is indispensable in the treatment of diseases of the heart, kidneys, eczema, and retinal detachment. It is used as a means of regulating metabolic processes in the human body.
The fluffy strands included in peat can be used in the manufacture of fabrics. In Finland, for example, clothing, fabrics made using peat already exist. At the end of the last century, durable peat fabrics such as carpets, rugs and blankets were demonstrated at an exhibition in Antwerp in the Netherlands.
Peat can be used as an absorbing material in the elimination of environmental accidents of various types. A mixture of peat and activated carbon is used for air purification. Treated peat is used to absorb oil from the surface of the ocean or coast, to treat wastewater from a number of dyes, phenol, nitrates, phosphates, heavy metal ions, fats, and proteins.
The Eskimos build houses from two layers: the inside - peat and the outer snow, very warm houses are obtained!
The top layer of sphagnum peat can be used in the pulp and paper industry: for the manufacture of hard grades of paper, cardboard.
During the chemical processing of lump peat under the influence of high temperatures, up to 98% of carbon is released - a carbon metal reducing agent is obtained - coke, which is widely used in metallurgy.
Peat filters are used in aquariums! Many tropical waters have more or less acidity.
We are talking about humic acids, which are secreted by wood and foliage. Water for the aquarium is passed through peat so that it absorbs the substances contained in it. Many species of ornamental fish come from highly pure and “acidic” waters. Using peat, you can create conditions for them that are close to natural.
The first mention of Whiskey (Whiskey) dates from 1494, and it became widespread in 1700. From that time to the present, peat is used in the preparation of Scotch Whiskey. According to classical technology, barley is first soaked for a couple of days in water, and then sprinkled with a thin layer on the floor of the malthouse for germination. At the same time, starches are converted into sugars, which subsequently serve as food for alcohol-forming fungi - yeast. After 5-7 days, malt (malt) was obtained. At this point, the growth of barley must be stopped, and for this it is dried in a kiln - a special room with a perforated floor, under which a fire is made. The fuel used in Scotland is typical - peat. Peat burns very poorly, emitting smoke, which has a very characteristic smell. Smoke, passing through the grain, leaves the room through a hole in the roof. Peat gives whiskey its incomparable smell and taste. Malt whiskey, like cognac or Armagnac, has a unique feature among hard drinks that it acquires a specific taste depending on the place of production.
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