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Title: Physico-chemical and geochemical characterization of Makirina Bay peloid mud and its evaluation for potential use in balneotherapy (N Dalmatia, Republic of Croatia)
Authors: Komar, Darja
Dolenec, Tadej
Dolenec, Matej
Vrhovnik, Petra
Lojen, Sonja
Belak, Živana Lambaša
Kniewald, Goran
Šmuc, Nastja Rogan
Keywords: Makirina Bay peloid mud;Republic of Croatia;Grain size;CEC;Mineralogical and geochemical composition
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01C 23/04, E02F, A61K 8/00, A61Q, A61K, B63G 6/00, B63G 7/00, B03B 5/00, E04B, E04C, E04D, E04F, E04G
Abstract: Makirina Bay peloid mud was analysed in the interest of determining its physico-chemical and geochemical characteristics in order to assess the suitability of peloid mud use for cosmetic and/or therapeutic purposes as material for mud wraps or baths. The properties of Makirina Bay peloid mud were compared with various raw geological materials (Dead Sea mud, the mud of ‘Capetta’, Lo Pagán lagoon sediments, and peloid mud from Morinje Bay) already applied or with potential to be used in various spa centres. Makirina Bay peloid mud is represented mostly by sandy silt and has a relatively high Corg content (5%) and cation exchange capacity (CEC) value (63.82 meq/100g). The mineral composition of peloid mud is dominated by dolomite and quartz, followed by illite/muscovite, aragonite, halite, calcite, and pyrite. The calculated contamination factor (CF) and index of geoaccumulation (Igeo) values for the majority of heavy metals showed that the peloid mud had a low contamination status. The highest CF and Igeo values were for lead, at 2.2 and 0.5 respectively, but the pollution load index value was < 1, indicating that no heavy metal contamination of the peloid mud exists. Geochemical analyses have shown the adequate comparability of Makirina Bay peloid mud with raw materials already successfully used in purposes related to wellness and therapy.
Page(s): 5-12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/32019
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.01(1) [January 2015]

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