Ozone generation with a flexible solid-state Marx generator

T. Huiskamp, J.J. van Oorschot, M.T. Pereira, L.M. Redondo

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Abstract

In this paper we present our preliminary findings on ozone generation for environmental applications using a flexible solid-state Marx generator with a DBD plasma reactor. The flexibility of the Marx generator allows for a parametric study over various parameters, such as voltage amplitude, pulse duration and pulse repetition rate. We measured ozone concentrations and electrically characterized the plasma for all these parameters. From these measurements we obtained energy efficiencies and ozone yields. The results show high ozone yields (up to 80 g/kWh) and that this yield decreases for high plasma energy densities. We also compare the results to a much faster spark-gap switched nanosecond pulse source with 200 picosecond rise time. The nanosecond pulses from this source produces plasma that is twice as energy efficient as the Marx generator with respect to ozone production. However, the advantage of the Marx generator is that it is much more flexible, compact, and above all: solid-state (and therefore has a significantly longer life time).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages147-150
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538654538
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2018 - Jackson, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20187 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityJackson
Period3/06/187/06/18

Keywords

  • ozone production
  • Pulsed power modulator
  • solid-state Marx generator

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    Huiskamp, T., van Oorschot, J. J., Pereira, M. T., & Redondo, L. M. (2018). Ozone generation with a flexible solid-state Marx generator. In 2018 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2018 (pp. 147-150). [8936658] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPMHVC.2018.8936658