TPS technology has dozens of applications.  Check out a few below!


Combustion

Transient plasma generated by nanoseconds pulsed power is attractive as a technology for the ignition in a variety of engines because when compared to traditional thermal ignition (spark ignition system) it results in reductions in ignition delay and has been shown to ignite leaner mixtures, which allows for lower specific fuel consumption, high-repetition rates, high-altitude operation, and reduced NOx emissions. 

 

Pulse characteristics typical for this application are 1-100 ns with an amplitude between 10-100 kV, designed for a high-impedance (200 Ω load).


Pollution Treatment

Pulsed power systems have been shown to be effective at reduces NOx emissions from all types of engines including diesel.

Pulse characteristics typical for this application are 1-100 ns with an amplitude between 10-100 kV, designed for a high-impedance (200 Ω load).


Medical

Pulsed power systems have been instrumental in the development of a number of biomedical devices and procedures.  Electrical pulses have been shown to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells, and pulsed power systems are currently being developed to treat various types of cancers.  Medical disinfection is also a promising application of nanosecond pulsed power.

Pulse characteristics typical for this application are 1-100 ns with an amplitude between 1-10 kV, designed for a low-impedance (50 Ω load).


Agriculture

Pulsed electric field treatment of wine grapes using pulsed power technology has been shown to increase juice yield and produce higher quality wine.  The electric field accelerates juice expression, and turbidity and the content of solid particles decrease.  This method can be extended to other fruits and vegetables, including oranges, beets, food grapes, and cranberries, and research interest in this area is growing.

Pulse characteristics typical for this application are 1-100 ns with an amplitude between 1-10 kV, designed for a low-impedance (50 Ω load).


Other applications not described here include extraction of biofuels from algae, ozone generation, and wound healing.