Peats are formed from the decomposition of the soil’s waste vegetable matters due to the soil’s wet condition and the quantity of accumulation. Another important variation of peat is that it is considered a variation of coal. People use this kind of peats in briquettes to cook barbeques, which is one of the most renowned foods in American and European countries.
Since there are various reasons where the people of the world are continuously questioning the environmental value of peat. The answer is quite contradictory to each other. As we know that each discovery or invention has some positive and negative effects, so has happened in the use of peat briquettes for cooking.
Environmental benefits of the burning of peats:
The burning of peat can sometimes be harmful to the environment, but it has some of the optimistic effects on the ecosystem.
- Renewed energy source
Though it is a variant of coal, it is still regarded as a renewable resource because its formation depends on the wet conditions and the accumulation of the vegetable matters in the soil. So in a view, it can be regarded as a renewable resource.
- Clean and low smoke generation
Burning of kütteladu or peats involves the generation of small amounts of smoke. Therefore it can be treated as a substitute for coal that is promoting little to negligible growth in pollution level.
- Low sulphur content
Unlike other fuels, peats are characterized by low sulphur causing no pollution.
- No bad odor
There are some peats that are featured with a good smell than any of the other kinds of burning fuels smelling which might cause suffocation and breathing problems.
- Low carbon content
Due to the immense oxidation process, kütteladu or peats have a relatively low carbon content than the others.