Details

Title

Thermoelectric Generation Of Current – Theoretical And Experimental Analysis

Journal title

Archives of Thermodynamics

Yearbook

2017

Numer

No 4

Keywords

General Physics and Astronomy

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This paper provides some information about thermoelectric technology. Some new materials with improved figures of merit are presented. These materials in Peltier modules make it possible to generate electric current thanks to a temperature difference. The paper indicates possible applications of thermoelectric modules as interesting tools for using various waste heat sources. Some zero-dimensional equations describing the conditions of electric power generation are given. Also, operating parameters of Peltier modules, such as voltage and electric current, are analyzed. The paper shows chosen characteristics of power generation parameters. Then, an experimental stand for ongoing research and experimental measurements are described. The authors consider the resistance of a receiver placed in the electric circuit with thermoelectric elements. Finally, both the analysis of experimental results and conclusions drawn from theoretical findings are presented. Voltage generation of about 1.5 to 2.5 V for the temperature difference from 65 to 85 K was observed when a bismuth telluride thermoelectric couple (traditionally used in cooling technology) was used.</jats:p>

Publisher

The Committee on Thermodynamics and Combustion of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2017

Identifier

ISSN 1231-0956 ; eISSN 2083-6023

DOI

10.1515/aoter-2017-0021

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