OVIDIU MURARESCU, GICA PEHOIU, CRISTIANA RADULESCU, IOANA DANIELA DULAMA, SOFIA TEODORESCU, RALUCA MARIA STIRBESCU, GEORGE MURATOREANU CHEMICAL COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT OF SULPHUROUS WATERS The study aims to assess the chemical composition of sulphurous spring waters collected from Pucioasa – Vulcana Bai balneotherapeutical area, Dambovita County. The sampling were achieved from active and preserved sulphurous sources (i.e. five springs), during the summer period of the year 2016. The content of nine metals (i.e. Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Cd, Zn, and Pb) in water samples was determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). The relationships between physicochemical parameters (i.e. pH, conductivity, TDS, salinity, total hardness and dissolved oxygen) and metal concentrations were investigated, as well.
Keywords: sulphurous waters, ICP-MS, chemical composition