THE PROMISE OF PEAT
When coal is gone peat promises to take its place —and more. The peat bogs of Ireland cover about- 2.831.000 acres, estimated to contain 39.972,000.000 tons of fuel, of the value of £850,000,000. Scotland has great deposit*; and in England and Wales there are some 6,000,030 acres. Apathy in utilising this great national resource may be attributed to the abundance of coal. Chief among the products of peat are. peat fuel nnd peat charcoal, with such by-products as naphtha, sulphate of ammonia, acetic acid, tar, and paraffin wax; but there are also moss litter, manure, preservative.-, and sheep dips, paper, cardboard and millboards, disinfectants, artificial wool, surgical wool, and filtering and absorbing material. Though supplying antiseptic wools and dressing, the special medicinal value rests in use for peat baths.
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THE PROMISE OF PEAT, Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914
THE PROMISE OF PEAT Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914
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