Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
acid-sulphate-soil, acidity, drainage-water, peat-production
Wichmann 2012: Source of Drainage Water Acidity in Peat Harvesting
Theme I. Inventory, stratigraphy and conservation of mires and peatlands
Water and soil samples were collected from different peat production areas in mostly Western and Northern Finland in order to determine the difference between organic and mineral acidity in drainage water. Mineral acidity typically originates from the oxidation of sulphidic mineral subsoil.