Origin of thermal waters in budapest based on chemical and isotope investigations including chlorine-36

Werner Balderer, H. Arno Synal, J. Deák, I. Fórizs

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Abstract

Budapest is a major spa center with numerous thermal baths that are open to the public. Thermal spas in Budapest were first developed by the Romans and followed by the Turks, present spas were built mainly in the 19th and 20th centuries. At the city of Budapest the Danube River flows along a geological fault which separates the Buda Hills from the Great Plain. Within this fault zone in the vicinity of the Danube more than 100 thermal springs are arising yielding totally about 40,000 m3 per day of warm mineral water. In this study the results of thermal, chemical and isotope analyses (including tritium and chlorine-36) of 12 thermal springs and wells are presented. These results are interpreted with respect to the origin and recharge conditions of the investigated thermal waters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermal and Mineral Waters
Subtitle of host publicationOrigin, Properties and Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages49-60
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783642288241
ISBN (Print)9783642288234
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Budapest
  • Hydrogeological processes
  • Isotopes
  • Thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Balderer, W., Synal, H. A., Deák, J., & Fórizs, I. (2014). Origin of thermal waters in budapest based on chemical and isotope investigations including chlorine-36. In Thermal and Mineral Waters: Origin, Properties and Applications (pp. 49-60). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28824-1_5