Problem of Floating Debris in the Danube and Tamiš Rivers: Area of Pančevo


This paper presents an analysis of floating debris in the rivers in the area of the city of Pancevo and suggests solutions for their collection and treatment. The components of debris are defined to be similar to the municipal waste and consist of: plastic bags, bottles and glasses, tires, dead branches and tree trunks, aluminum waste, mud, etc. Appearance of debris is connected with rain storms and flood. It is accumulated in a coves and river banks and sometime forms “islands” around ships, boats and gates. Floating debris cause pollution of water and coast and disturb nautical traffic, water sports, and flora and fauna.

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