Low-voltage DC input, high-voltage pulse generator using nano-crystalline transformer and sequentially charged MMC sub-modules, for water treatment applications
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This paper proposes a new high-voltage Pulse Generator (PG), fed from low voltage dc supply Vs. This input supply voltage is utilized to charge two arms of series-connected modular multilevel converter sub-module capacitors sequentially through a resistive-inductive branch, such that each arm is charged to NVs. With a step-up nano-crystalline transformer of turns ratio, the proposed PG is able to generate bipolar rectangular pulses of peak, at high repetition rates. However, equal voltage-second area of consecutive pulse pair polarities should be assured to avoid transformer saturation. Not only symmetrical pulses can be generated, but also asymmetrical pulses with equal voltage-second areas are possible. The proposed topology is tested via simulations and a scaled-down experimentation, which establish the viability of the topology for water treatment applications. 1 2017 IEEE.
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