PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS USED FOR SOIL CHARACTERIZATION AND POLLUTION EVALUATION IN RACOS VOLCANO AREA, BRAȘOV, ROMANIA
LILIANA AVASILCAI 1#, OANA CIOANCA 1*, BRANCO-ADRIAN MORARIU 1, IONUT IULIAN LUNGU 1, MADALINA VIERIU 1#, CORNELIU TANASE 2, SILVIA ROBU 3#, MONICA HANCIANU 1, IONELA-DANIELA MORARIU 1
1Faculty of Pharmacy, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași, Romania
2Faculty of Pharmacy, “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu Mureș, Romania
3Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați, Romania
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The purpose of the study was the physico-chemical characterization of the soil from the extinguished volcano situated in Racoș area, from Brașov, Romania. The characterization of the soil was done in order to study the degree of soil pollution and to evaluate the regenerative power of nature in the volcano area. Soil health can be assessed through the analysed physico-chemical parameters, pH, density, humidity, ammoniacal nitrogen, organic nitrogen and albuminoid-telluric nitrogen, chlorides, organic substances, nitrates, nitrates and metal ions. The results of the determinations of the physico-chemical parameters showed that no pollutants were present in alarming levels in the analysed soil samples, which would explain the corresponding regeneration of the spontaneous flora in the volcanic area.