Evaluation of pulsed power sources for plasma generation

K. Yan, G.J.J. Winands, S.A. Nair, E.J.M. Heesch, van, A.J.M. Pemen, I. Jong, de

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This paper reports repetitive pulsed power sources for generation of pulsed streamer corona and electrohydraulic spark discharge plasmas, respectively. Single- and multiple-switch circuit topologies are used for scaling the average power up. For positive streamer corona plasma, ultra-short (~ 50 ns) hybrid pulsed-power technologies have been under investigations with an industrial pilot system. For electrohydraulic spark discharge plasma, an all solid-switch pulsed power technology has been developed and introduced into the market since 2002. This paper also discusses critical circuit elements, such as heavy-duty thyristor, transmission line transformer, and triggered spark-gap switch, and their industrial applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-122
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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