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Author(s): Elserougi, A.; Massoud, A. M.; Ibrahim, A. M.; Ahmed, S.

A High Voltage Pulse-generator Based on DC-to-DC Converters and Capacitor-diode Voltage Multipliers for Water Treatment Applications

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22/6 (2015), pp. 3290-3298
DOI: 10.1109/TDEI.2015.005376
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Abstract: Pulsed electric field (PEF) can be used effectively in water treatment applications by passing infected water through two electrodes excited from a high voltage pulsed power supply which guarantees killing the harmful germs. In this paper, a new high-voltage pulse-generator with closed loop control of its output voltage is presented for treating water via underwater pulsed streamer corona discharge. The proposed generator is fed from a low AC voltage source (utility mains 220 V, 50 Hz) which makes it suitable for domestic applications. The proposed topology provides transformer-less operation which reduces the system size and enhances the overall efficiency. The proposed topology is based on capacitor-diode voltage multiplier (CDVM) circuits in conjunction with DC-DC converters (Boost and Buck-Boost converters). The simulation and experimental results elucidate the proposed configuration.


Keywords: pulsed power    voltage    voltage multiplier   

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