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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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For the UCS test, peat soil with three different moisture contents were prepared, which are peat with moisture content of 1210% as the field moisture content (later referred as peat A), moisture content of 803% (later referred as peat B), and moisture content of 380% (later referred as peat C).
In clay soil the vibration near the source increases higher, but in long distance acceleration decreases more compared with peat soil.
The maximum accumulative increase in [N.sub.2]O emissions was for the peat soil added with raw organic matter, whereas the minimum accumulative was for the flooded peat soil added with raw organic matter.
Humic substances, a major fraction of dissolved organic matter in boreal peat soils [40, 41], and carboxyl acids [19, 42] are largely responsible of the low pH of DOC.
The study results showed that, in general, the spatial distribution of forest site types is not determined by soil groups, except dry forest ecosystems, where Cladinosocallunosa, Vacciniosa and Myrtillosa are closely related to Arenosols, Hylocomiosa to Albeluvisols, Aegopodiosa to Luvisols, and all of the investigated forest site types on wet and drained peat soil are related to Histosols.
The soil was classified as peat soil according to its soil characteristics.
Consistent with other studies, levels of aerobic bacteria, actinomycete bacteria, and yeasts/molds were 1-2 log CFU/g higher in light peat soils compared to both of the dark peat soils.
Additionally, he noted that the peat soils were reverting to a fine-grained material susceptible to wind erosion.
Nutrient input to and output from the sand and peat soil occurs via stream flooding in this location.
As it filters through the peat soil on the hills, it often picks up a subtle flavor and tea color (the plentiful supply of water and peat is central to the production of Scotch whisky).
The Sarawak Ministry of Utilities said the prolonged dry spell and peat soil fires in Mukah have disrupted the water supply to Kampung Penipah, KampungTekajong and Kampung Bruit.