Multi-module high voltage pulse generator based on DC-DC boost converter and CDVMs for drinking water purification

Ahmed Elserougi, Shehab Ahmed, Ahmed Massoud

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Abstract

High pulsed electric field (PEF) can be used effectively in drinking water purification, by applying it across the water sample to be treated. Application of sufficient high PEF guarantees killing of harmful germs and bacteria in the drinking water. In this paper, a new multi-module high voltage pulse generator is proposed. Each module is based on DC-DC boost converter in conjunction with capacitor-diode voltage multiplier (CDVM), with closed loop control on its output voltage. The modules are fed from isolated low voltage DC sources, and their synchronized pulsed output voltages are connected in series to increase the total pulsed output voltage. The main advantages of the proposed approach are modularity, scalability, redundancy, and employment of relatively low/medium voltage semiconductor devices to generate a high output voltage (i.e. no need for series connected switches). The proposed approach is validated by simulation study assuming different operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages334-338
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380751
ISBN (Print)9781467380751
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Mar 14 2016Mar 17 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
Volume2016-May

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period03/14/1603/17/16

Keywords

  • Pulse Generator
  • voltage multiplier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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