Mineral Characteristics of Spring Water in Chonam

전남지역 약수의 미네랄 특성

  • Moon, Hee (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Park, Keun-Hyung (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chonnam National University)
  • 문희 (전남대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 박근형 (전남대학교 식품공학과)
  • Published : 1998.04.01

Abstract

Minerals of spring water in 47 sites of Chonnam were analyzed. Samples were collected 2 times, autumn and winter. The mineral concentrations (mean value) at maximum distribution rate were Ca 3.9, K 0.78, Na 7.4, Mg 0.7, Si 9.4, Ba 0.004, Ni 0.007, F 0.16, Cl 4.9, $SO_4$ 1.5, Fe 0.001, Zn 0.002 ppm, respectively. In case of Na, K, Ca, Mg, Si, Cl, Ba and Ni, the correlation coefficient was positive (p<0.05). K and O values were used as the indexes of healthy and delicious water. The K and O indexes of spring water which appeared to be good for health and deliciousness were 6.3 and 5.2, respectively. 98% of spring water in Chonnam appeared to be good for health and deliciousness.