E3S Web Conf.
Volume 278, 2021The Second Interregional Conference “Sustainable Development of Eurasian Mining Regions (SDEMR-2021)”
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Development of Geotechnology|
|Published online||29 June 2021|
Economic Assessment of Low Humidity Peat Production Practice
Tver State Technical University, 22 Af. Nikitin Street, 170026, Tver, Russia
The article presents a milled peat production practice based on deep bed drying up to a harvesting moisture content of 35%. The task of the developed technology is to minimize and stabilize the harvesting humidity in the field drying of peat, thereby reducing the time and thermal impact on the peat organic matter during a forced finish drying. The applied method of peat extraction provides for variable milling depth and differentiation of cycle harvesting to increase the number of cycles and the harvester seasonal output. An economic feasibility study has been carried out by the method of determining the operating costs per ton of a marketable product for each technological operation. It consists in a comparative assessment of two technological processes: the production practice based on intensification of milled peat drying up to a harvesting moisture content of 35% and the conventional harvesting of milled peat with moisture content of 45%. The developed technology of milled peat extraction makes it possible to ensure the required quality parameters in terms of humidity (≤ 35%) and to preserve natural bituminous components. Based on the economic assessment results, it has been found that there is a slight increase in operating costs per ton of a marketable product in comparison with the conventional practice.
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