American Journal of Applied Sciences

Performance Comparison of Three-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter Algorithms

Moleykutty George and Kartik Prasad Basu

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1424.1428

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 11

Pages 1424-1428


The usage of parallel converters is ever increasing. However, the voltage and current harmonics, zero-sequence and negative- sequence components of voltage and current and reactive power present in parallel converters give an alarming signal to power system and power electronic engineers. This research discusses performance of three-phase shunt active power filter (APF) system using three different control techniques namely synchronous detection algorithm (SDM), instantaneous active and reactive (p-q) theory and instantaneous direct and quadrature (d-q) current method for the control of zero and negative sequence components, reactive power and harmonics. The novelty of this research lies in the successful application of SDM based APF and (d-q) current method APF for the control of reactive power, harmonics and negative and zero sequence currents resulted by the use of parallel three-phase converters. MATLAB 6.1 toolbox is used to model the systems.


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