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Experimental Investigation of Thermoelectric Generator Modules with Different Technique of Cooling System

Mohd Izam Abd Jalil1 and Jahariah Sampe1
  • 1 University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 1, 2013, 1-7

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2013.1.7

Submitted On: 3 September 2012 Published On: 7 January 2013

How to Cite: Jalil, M. I. A. & Sampe, J. (2013). Experimental Investigation of Thermoelectric Generator Modules with Different Technique of Cooling System. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2013.1.7

Abstract

Nowadays the world has experiencing global warming due to excessive energy release into atmospheres. Today, a lot of research being conducted on ways to recover or reused the energy losses. An experimental investigation has been carried out to identify the most suitable cooling system techniques to achieve a stable and sustainable power output. Four types of Thermoelectric Module (TEM) was fitted and tested on different cooling system techniques. Testing was conducted using a candle flame as a heat source to produce a suitable temperature with the maximum temperature of 200°C. An electronic circuit is used to provide a constant and sufficient power. The use of suitable cooling system and TEM was found by investigating the module parameters such as the temperature different of hot to cold side, number of thermo elements and internal resistance. This research contributes an important role in saving energy and reducing the dependency to primary energy sources (AC power or battery).

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Keywords

  • Renewable Energy
  • Thermoelectric Generator
  • Power Generation
  • Waste Heat