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What is Peat?

The Story of Peat Accumulation Begins with a Single Plant. What is peat? How is peat formed? Why is peat suddenly getting a whole lot of media attention? To answer these pressing peat-focused questions, APT VP of Sales and Research, Peggy Wallgren Jones, has taken to the blogosphere. Peat is partially decomposed plant matter that… Read more »

Simple Stormwater Management: Booms filled with Peat Media

Stormwater water quality regulations are getting more restrictive, and best management practices (BMP) are evolving to meet the challenges of lower benchmarks and permit limits. BMPs are considerably more complex and costly than they’ve ever been. At the high end, systems such as electrocoagulation require a dedicated footprint, unrelenting maintenance and tens to hundreds of… Read more »

Stormwater Compliance Done Better with Peat

Using peat in environmental remediation is a natural fit. Peat’s intrinsic qualities make it an efficient, convenient and environmentally sound method of environmental remediation. Reed-sedge peat is primed to attract and bond dissolved a range of heavy metals including lead, cadmium, copper and zinc. Peat forms strong natural bonds with these metals through a process… Read more »

Simple, Natural Stormwater Compliance for Commercial Roof Runoff

Across the Pacific Northwest, commercial and industrial buildings are outfitted with long-lasting metal roofing. These roofs are a cost-effective alternative to traditional asphalt-based shingles because they’re highly durable and can withstand the elements. Install once, and a building is set for low maintenance for many years. But – galvanized metal roofs come with a problem… Read more »

APTIVATOR™: A New Development in Water Treatment

What is APTIVATOR™? Here at APT, it’s no secret that we’re all about peat. For the past 17 years, we’ve worked hard to unlock the power of peat through the manufacture of value-added products made from this abundant natural resource. Peat is a slowly self-renewing and valuable natural resource with untapped potential, and we are… Read more »