Belkevich, Petr Illarionovich

BELKEVICH, Petr Illarionovich

BELKEVICH, Petr Illarionovich (RU: Белькевич, Пётр Илларионович) is the Soviet scientist in the field of the physical chemistry of peat, the corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Belarusian SSR (1953). He is the member of the CPSU since the 1946. He has graduated from the Belarusian State University (1928). Since the 1952, he works within the Institute of peat within the Academy of Sciences of the Belarusian SSR (during the 1952-60, he was the director). He has developed the issues of the ionic exchange of peat, of the kinetics of its thermal decomposition. He is one of the initiators for the creation of the wax industry on the basis of peat.