This paper presents an analysis of natural mineral waters recognized by EU member states (on the basis of being announced in the Official Journal of the European Union) and originating in Polish territory. For each of these waters, calculations were made in relation to the Langelier saturation index, Ryznar stability index, and indices S1
(effect of chloride and sulfate ions on iron and steel), S2
(effect of nitrate ions on zinc), and S3
(effect of bicarbonate/sulfate ratio on copper). The impact of mineral waters on copper, hot-dip galvanized iron, stainless steel, acid-resistant steel, cast iron, low-alloy steel, and nonalloy steel was assessed on the basis of the indices calculated. The analysis allowed determination of the possibility of these measures being used in assessing the performance of mineral water installations.
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