Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Mineral Water

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1584
Mineral water is groundwater that contains unique ingredients or gases. It can be divided into medical mineral water, portable mineral water and industrial mineral water. The standards of medical mineral water in China are as follows (Table 2):
Table 2

China’s medical mineral water quality standard (mg/L)

Composition

Concentration for medical use (mg/L)

Concentration of mineral water (mg/L)

Concentration of mineral water as named (mg/L)

Name of mineral water

Carbon dioxide

250

250

1,000

Carbonate water

Total hydrogen sulphide

1

1

2

Hydrogen sulphide water

Fluorine

1

2

2

Fluorine water

Bromine

5

5

25

Bromine water

Iodine

1

1

5

Iodine water

Strontium

10

10

10

Strontium water

Iron

10

10

10

Iron water

Lithium

1

1

5

Lithium water

Barium

5

5

5

Barium water

Manganese

1

1

Oxoboric acid

1.2

5

50

Silicic acid water

Meta-arsenic acid

1

1

1

Arsenic water

Metaphosphoric acid

5

5

Radium

1,011

1,011

>1,011

Radium water

Radon

37

47.14

129.5

Radon water

Temp/°C

≥34

Warm water

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