Endorsed by The Water Institute of the Gulf, the Floating Breakwater is a floating wave attenuator that utilizes recycled materials and vegetation to create a sustainable green infrastructure product.
Layers of matrix sheets are adhered together using Coast Guard approved polyurethane marine foam. The foam also provides buoyancy, enabling the breakwater to float. A nylon mesh netting with rings woven in encapsulates the Floating Breakwater, creating six anchor points. The entire breakwater is ultraviolet (UV) protected and reinforced with spray polyurea. Vegetation is planted into pre-drilled holes where it grows hydroponically, creating a hybrid breakwater structure with durability and aesthetic wetland appeal.
RESEARCH AND FIELD TESTED
Research conducted by the University of South Alabama suggests that the Floating Breakwater is most effective at attenuating short period waves, such as wind chop. Research also demonstrated that the ideal deployment depth is 3.6 feet to 4.6 feet.
The engineered anchoring design of the Floating Breakwater utilizes equally distributed netting anchor points connected to helical anchors which are uniquely suited for the conditions of coastal marshes.
Native wetland vegetation is grown on the Floating Breakwater which mimics the surrounding marsh, creating habitat for fish, wildlife, water fowl.
FLOATING TREATMENT WETLANDS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR:
• Shoreline Protection
• Marsh Creation
• Habitat Restoration
• Pipeline Canal Restoration
• Poor Soil Locations
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