RESEARCH AND VALORISATION HISTORY OF MINERAL WATERS IN BRAŞOV COUNTY
MEREŢ RODICA, ZAHARIA LILIANA
ABSTRACT. Research and valorisation history of mineral waters in Braşov county. There are different types of mineral water in several settlements of Braşov County, such as Perşani, Rodbav, Homorod, Rupea, Codlea, Grid, Veneţia de Jos, Zizin, Tărlungeni, etc. This paper aims to briefly present a history of research and valorisation of mineral waters within the main settlements of Braşov County. It is based on relevant information extracted from pertinent scientific papers, archival research, interviews with local people and authorities, and field observations performed between 2010 and 2013. The paper highlights novel aspects with regard to the first mentions and descriptions of the county’s mineral waters, exploitation facilities and their current state.
Keywords: mineral waters, exploitation, spa resorts, Braşov County.