Active Power Filter: Review of Converter Topologies and Control Strategies

Teke A., Saribulut L., Emin Meral M. E., Tümay M.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol.24, no.2, pp.283-289, 2011 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-289
  • Keywords: Active Power Filter, Power Quality, Literature Review, Custom Power, ALGORITHM, DESIGN
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Decrease in the cost of power electronic devices and improvement in the efficiency of both power converters and energy storage components have increased the applicability of new technological solutions such as Custom Power (CP) and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) Devices. Active Power Filter (APF) is one of the CP devices and can mitigate harmonics, reactive power and unbalanced load currents originating from load side. In this study, a comprehensive review of APF studies, the advantages and disadvantages of each presented techniques are presented. The study also helps the researchers to select the optimum control strategies and power circuit configuration for APF applications.