The origin of peat fires and ways of their elimination
Национальная академия наук Беларуси

РУП "НПЦ НАН Беларуси по земледелию"

Республиканское научное дочернее унитарное предприятие
Author: E. G. Saraseko, S. V. Potapenko
Article code: UDC 504.058; 504.38


Keywords: peat-bog fires, humidity, degree of decay, fertility, weed vegetation, carbon dioxide, secondary pollution of a territory, radionuclides, super-absorbing
polymers, contouring, fast-hardening foam, barrage crack

// Мелиорация.— 2019. – №4(90) – P 74—85

Peat-bog fires pose a serious threat to the environment, the economy and the population of the Republic of Belarus. The main causes of peat-bog fires are  negligence in using a fire and violation of fire safety rules. Besides, peat-bog fires can emerge as a result of natural causes (lightning discharge, earthquake, spontaneous combustion of peat). Modern methods of extinguishing fires as well as methods of preventing the spread of peatbog fires, that are used in the Russian Federation and are not used in the Republic of Belarus, are discussed. However, the question of applicability of these methods requires a special attention of Belarusian researchers in order to establish whether it is practicable to use these methods or their amended variations on the peat soils of Polesie region.