The natural organic matter (NOM) properties in water from cold and hot mineral springs in South Korea are not well documented. We analyzed the characteristics of NOM in water from 25 cold and hot mineral springs located across South Korea. The NOM of each sample was concentrated using solid-phase extraction and analyzed using 15T Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. The origin of NOM was identified using van Krevelen diagrams. This study suggests that an analytical method to evaluate the characteristics of water in each region of South Korea can be established and used as a baseline for further research.
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 22 Nov 2022|