A high-voltage pulse generator for corona plasma generation

K. Yan, E.J.M. Heesch, van, A.J.M. Pemen, P.A.H.J. Huijbrechts, F.M. Gompel, van, H.E.M. Leuken, van, Z. Matyas

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This paper discusses a high-voltage pulse generator for producing corona plasma. The generator consists of three resonant charging circuits, a transmission line transformer, and a triggered spark-gap switch. Voltage pulses in the order of 30-100 kV with a rise time of 10-20 ns, a pulse duration of 100-200 ns, a pulse repetition rate of 1-900 pps, an energy per pulse of 0.5-12 J, and the average power of up to 10 kW have been achieved with total energy conversion efficiency of 80%-90%. Moreover, the system has been used in four industrial demonstrations on volatile organic compounds removal, odor emission control, and biogas conditioning
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-872
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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