Healing thermomineral waters in the Novi Sad region

Category Other
Group GSI.IR
Location International Geological Congress,oslo 2008
Author Beljic, Sonja۱; Sekularac, Gordana۲; Stojiljkovic, Dragica۳
Holding Date 07 October 2008

The use of thermomineral waters in Novi Sad dates back to 1898, when the first artesian well was drilled. Eight 300-900 m deep well holes were drilled over the 1979-1985 period in the wider Novi Sad region, as part of the regional researches of the Vojvodina thermomineral waters. Different Tertiary and Mesozoic sand, sandstone and conglomerate intervals were capped. Complex and comprehensive hydrogeological, hydrodynamic and hydrochemical measurements were carried out at the well drills. The well drill self-discharge rate varied from 3-20 l/s. The drill outlet water temperature ranged from 250-460 C. The waters were of hydrocarbonate sodium type, with the mineralisation of 1.5-3.6 mg/l. All waters contained up to 35 mg/l iodine. They also contained other therapeutically active components such as metaboric and metasilicic acids, sulphur hydrogen and boron. Healing iodine waters are used today for balneological purposes in the suburbs of Novi Sad and in the city itself.