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Patient Environment Action Team

A team which undertakes peer reviews of NHS trusts’ compliance with UK Department of Health standards across a range of parameters, including food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment (bathrooms, décor, lighting, patient areas). PEATs include people from outside the trust (e.g., from infection control), personnel and patient representatives, and provide a local “snapshot” of the hospital environment on the day of the visit. A PEAT report is produced after each site visit, and may include an action plan if the required standards are not being met.

peat

an accumulation of dead plant material formed in wet conditions in bogs or fens in the absence of oxygen so that decomposition is incomplete. It is usually acidic.
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Established in 2001, the company works under the Compaqpeat brand since 2007 producing peat and professional substrates using its own peat bogs and manufacturing plant.
of Forestry Regulation No.10 / 2019 further strengthens the legal product or the previously issued LHK Ministerial Regulation which specifically regulates the protection and management of Peat Ecosystems.
What many don't know is that there are several key geographical variances throughout Scottish peat (this article will focus specifically on Scottish peat as you may or may not know that peat can be found across most of northern Europe, across Russia and even in Africa, North America and Australia.) A study by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute in 2006 looked at peat samples from several areas throughout Scotland (Islay, Orkney, Aberdeenshire and Speyside) and found that there were significant differences in their mineral make up.
In terms of market growth, the demand for peat is foretold to occur at a slow pace during the upcoming years.
'It was the first time the International Peat Congress was held in Asia, away from Europe and North America,' the Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute (Tropi) director said.
Total peat extraction can be estimated at 25 [Mm.sup.3] [year.sup.-1] for Finland, 15-20 [Mm.sup.3] [year.sup.-1] for Estonia, 9-11 [Mm.sup.3] [year.sup.-1] for Ireland and 7 [Mm.sup.3] [year.sup.-1] for Germany.
Peat swamp forests are tropical forests in which the soil is filled with water, which stops dead leaves and wood from completely decomposing or rotting.
"A healthy peat bog doesn't just store carbon in peat laid down over thousands of years, but constantly forms new peat, locking up more carbon each year."
The initial purpose of this study was to identify, classify and map the distribution and natural occurrence of peat deposits in the Kota Samarahan-Asajaya study area.
While the report contains accurate expert forecasts for the Peat market, historic and current data on manufacturing processes, cost structures, development policies and plans, supply and demand figures, Peat import/export consumption, cost, price, revenue and gross margins are studied in this research.
Peat as a term is described generally the layer of world's crust composed of organic materials in nature.