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Here in northern Minnesota peat is a common, overlooked, and little understood natural resource. Peat has largely been limited to horticultural products. Investigation into alternative use for peat has been largely limited to applications involving use of peat as a fuel. The amazing potential and chemical complexity present in Minnesota’s innumerable peat bogs deserves a much closer look.
American Peat Technology (APT) has searched, with some success, for markets that are unique and allow a “value added” approach to the end use of peat-based products. We have been working diligently to supply the granular and fine grind peat products used by the agricultural inoculant industry. The use of biological, rather than chemical, controls for combating crop disease is gaining acceptance and represents another application for APT’s peat line of products.
Research by APT and the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) partnership has led to the development of a family of low cost ion exchange medias, whereas the base material used is reed sedge peat. The waste water engineer now has a low cost product that targets the cationic form of a wide range of dissolved heavy metals. In addition, products that target sulfate, mercury, and phosphate are under development.
Take a look around and discover what APT is doing with peat and how its products can work for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. Our management and engineering teams are happy to discuss your current and future needs.
We look forward to working with you!