Biofouling Control Technology

The world leader in Copper Ion Generators to keep your raw water intakes clean and flowing.

Stop fouling before it starts.

Mission

Our mission is to provide common sense effective solutions to your fouling problems. Each project provides an opportunity to partner with our customers. We value the trust and successful results that form long-term relationships.

We bring our 30 years of experience to bear on every project allowing us to be flexible, creative, and strategic with every solution.

Proudly made in the USA

About

MacroTech® was formed in 1991 to provide simple, safe, and effective biofouling control technology based on electrolytically produced ionic copper.

The MacroTech® Copper Ion Generator controls algae, bacteria, zebra mussels, quagga mussels, bryozoan, Asiatic clams and other biofouling organisms.

MacroTech® is your solution for fouling prevention in raw water intake systems.

Since 1994, when the first MacroTech® unit was installed, MacroTech’s® copper ion generator has been successfully protecting the service water and cooling systems of electric utility, industrial facilities, and municipal water treatment plants.

It is a proven and accepted system with dozens of installations.

If you have biofouling problems, call the experienced MacroTech® team of professionals to work with you to maximize the implementation of our technology to meet your specific needs.

ZM-10 Unit Circa 1995

Meet the MacroTech Team

Bill Blume

wjblume@blumesales.com

Bill Blume received his BSChE from Purdue University and his MBA from New York University.

In 1978 he saw a need for foreign shipyard and ship repair yard representation in the USA, so he founded Blume Worldwide Services (BWS). Through his discussions with shipowners, he learned that marine growth (barnacles, mussels, etc) was plugging their intake pipes and fouling coolers, condensers, etc. He discovered the use of ionic copper for solving this problem and as a result the Blume Antifouling System became widely used for protecting ships, offshore drilling rigs and oil & gas production.

In 1987 zebra mussels, a non-indigenous species, were introduced into Lake St, Clair. Zebra mussels spread and quickly reproduced so extensively that municipal and industrial facilities were being either shut down or severely impacted. Bill quickly recognized the opportunity presented for ionic copper to come to the rescue. He and Tom Fitzgerald joined forces to develop Blume Worldwide Services’s sea water technology to make it useable in fresh water and, in 1991, incorporated MacroTech® to commercially develop and market MacroTech’s® Copper Ion Generators (CIG). Since then, CIG’s are being used successfully to protect dozens of facilities.

Tom Fitzgerald

fitzwt@aol.com

Tom Fitzgerald received his BS in Metallurgy and Material Science from Lehigh University.

He began his professional career with Airco Industrial Gases where he worked in the Commercial Development of synthetic heat-treating atmospheres.

In 1983 began managing the operations of Mohawk Manufacturing, a fabricator of ASME pressure vessels and of skid piping systems, including Blume Antifouling System skids. He later became President of Mohawk.

In 1991 he joined Bill Blume to begin developing the MacroTech® Copper Ion Generator for freshwater bio-fouling control. This system was the first commercially available system of its kind. He is the now the Technology Director for MacroTech®, he is responsible for design and construction/manufacturing.

Industrial

Perfectly suited to Power Plants, Hydro Plants, Paper Mills, and other high-volume water users. Keeps Intake pipes and bays clear of fouling.

  • Safe, efficient treatment for intakes and service water systems
  • Non-Corrosive. Easy on valves and instruments
  • EPA (FIFRA) registered
  • Low Maintenance
  • Low cost of operation
  • Kills biofilm for optimal thermal transfer in heat exchangers and cooling components
  • Treatment levels as low as 5ppb
  • ZMatic® controller communicates with the plant computer (SCADA) for monitoring and control
  • Low-cost units for single speed pumps are available
  • Satisfied customers since 1994

Industrial

Perfectly suited to Power Plants, Hydro Plants, Paper Mills, and other high-volume water users. Keeps Intake pipes and bays clear of fouling.

  • Safe, efficient treatment for intakes and service water systems
  • Non-Corrosive. Easy on valves and instruments
  • EPA (FIFRA) registered
  • Low Maintenance
  • Low cost of operation
  • Kills biofilm for optimal thermal transfer in heat exchangers and cooling components
  • Treatment levels as low as 5ppb
  • ZMatic® controller communicates with the plant computer (SCADA) for monitoring and control
  • Low-cost units for single speed pumps are available
  • Satisfied customers since 1994

Municipal

2Keep intakes and raw water piping of Surface Water plants clean and flowing.

  • ZMatic® control technology automatically reacts to changes in raw water flow
  • Low (5ppb) copper concentrations are effective in preventing settlement and growth of Zebra mussels, Asiatic clams, Quagga mussels, Algae, Sponges and other micro-organisms
  • Reduces biofilm growth.
  • NSF 61/372 Registered
  • ZMatic® controller communicates with your plant SCADA for both monitoring and control.
  • Prevents Taste and Odor issues due to dying adult mussels

Our Customers

Adams County, CO
AES (2)
Alliant Energy (2)
B.R.I.C.
Cargill Salt
Denton, TX (2)

Exelon Nuclear (3)
FPL Energy
General Motors Powertrain
Georgia-Pacific
Kansas City BPU (2)
Knolls Atomic Power Lab

NL Hydro (Canada)
Nuclear Management (2)
NY Power Authority (2)
SCA Tissue
Thilmany Paper (2)
Unilever

US Salt
we-energies
Westar Energy

Contact

Let’s Get Started

info@macrotechinc.com
732 Route 9P, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
+1 (518) 587 6790

Represented in Texas and Oklahoma by
Newman Regency Group
281-980-7448
www.newmanregencygroup.com