posted on Mar, 12 2020 @ 01:52 PM
a reply to: chr0naut
I came up with the design based on my theory that it is possible to selectively plate noble metals out of seawater. This company I worked for paid me
to build some prototypes. The first one used x-ray excitation. It worked and we found Au on the electrode by SEM testing. We did not want to have to
sell licensed x-ray devices to be used in remote locations. They then paid me to do this unit in the excitation frequencies in a spectrum that would
not require a license to operate. I ran the experiment several times with various noble metal solutions. I then handed over the prototype all files
and all of the titanium electrodes I had used in my testing. They sent a truck from their Houston office picked it all up and I got my final payment.
They sent this unit for independent testing. That is the last I heard about it.
As far as I know, they just use these quietly to add some value to poor producing mines. They are I think converting the water and wave energy
available to operate these devices.