pic_1_vaks_en.jpg (52,08 KB) book "Peat extraction" by A. ┼ánore now is available in English. The book describes the drainage of peat extraction, techniques of preparatory works and extraction, environmental protection requirements, designing, etc.
A wide range of specific literature, scientific works and range of other sources, including the material of author's personal archives were used for writing the book. The experience of largest Latvian peat extraction companies, in particular, in the extraction of block peat, was used.
The book is about the extraction of peat. Peat processing and from it resulting peat production are not described in the book. The book distinguishes terms 'extraction' and 'extracted peat' from the terms 'production' and 'peat production'.

Mainly, the extraction of milled peat is discussed in the book. Milled peat is extracted on more wider scale and its extraction is most complicated. 

For those who are just planning to work with the extraction of peat, not to feel frustration, you must note that, in parables speaking, this sector is not a sprint, but a marathon. It will take several years of work, so that from conception to extract peat to move to the first tons of extracted peat, but invested funds will begin to bear fruits only after some time.

The book can be purchased in the office of Latvian Peat Association or by ordering.