The Salt Water Spring from Micești. Organoleptic Characters

Mircea Rusu


Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies on salt, under its various forms of presentation (solid, liquid, natural or processed) show the importance but also the role of salt in food and in maintaining human and animal health. Significant salt reserves are recorded in Romania, in the hilly depression of Transylvania. The paper presents the salt water spring from Miceşti village, Cluj county. The working method was the observation and physico-chemical analyzes performed in the laboratory, with specific audit monitoring and compliance with laboratory standards. The recorded data show that the smell, taste and color of the analyzed salt water samples attract attention, but there are no significant differences in their intensity for the period 2003-2018. Among the solutions proposed for the conservation of this ecosystem would be those of integral protection of the ecosystem (possibly a nature reserve “Cheile Turenilor”), arrangement and capture of the spring, creation of a bank of microbiological studies, feasibility studies for attracting funds for development. research, promoting the area from a tourist, spa, scientific point of view and, last but not least, an ecological education adequate to the importance of the site.


saltwater ecosystems, resource conservation, anthropogenic impact.

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