Bill Wingfield - Method of and apparatus for making a synthetic breakwater

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      Patent 4539078 Issued on September 3, 1985


      A method of, and apparatus for, making a synthetic breakwater   involves the steps of arranging flat, approximately parallel   electrodes which are approximately coextensive with one another,   so that they are spaced from one another by electrically   insulative materials with a gap of from 3 cm to 27 cm. An   electrical potential is applied across these electrodes to cause   a current density flowing between the electrodes of not greater   than 0.1 milliamps (ma) per cm2. In the preferred embodiment, the   electrodes are spaced approximately 5 cm apart and a voltage of   around 3 volts is applied thereacross. The flat cathode is of   expanded electrically-conductive metal, with the anode being   constructed of two materials, one of them being an outer casing   of lead.

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