Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 93-101
Systematic Studies of the High Output Thermoelectric Power Generation
Zhihao Li, The Maritime Faculty, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China
Jiapeng Su, The Maritime Faculty, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China
Dawei Liu, Solar Thermal Energy Division, Hua-Neng Clean Energy Research Inst, Beijing, China
Anjun Jin, The Maritime Faculty, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China; Solar Thermal Energy Division, Hua-Neng Clean Energy Research Inst, Beijing, China
Received: Jan. 8, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 29, 2020;       Published: May 19, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajset.20200502.15      View  9      Downloads  13
Abstract
Authors have methodically investigated the alternative energy technologies based upon thermoelectricity generation. Firstly, its power is systematically investigated under various work conditions in thermoelectric applications. In addition, they have modelled, designed, and constructed the thermoelectric power system. Moreover, they have invented a state-of-the-art table-top instrument that may evaluate several critical thermoelectric characters in situ. Several aspects of the thermoelectric features are characterized in situ that include the efficiency, force response curve, current-voltage (i.e., I-V) curve, power-voltage (P-V) curve, and the power versus temperature (P-T) responses. Furthermore, they have successfully built a high-power heat harvester and have applied to the automotive case study in details. Finally, they have obtained the multi-stack thermoelectric devices that have improved characters; e.g., both the power output and the thermoelectric efficiency have improved in comparison to the devices commercially available. The investigation leads to 19+% efficiency in triple stack devices and 10+% in dual-stack.
Keywords
Thermoelectric Efficiency, High Power Harvester, In Situ Characterization
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Zhihao Li, Jiapeng Su, Dawei Liu, Anjun Jin, Systematic Studies of the High Output Thermoelectric Power Generation, American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. Special Issue: Advances in Thermoelectric Generation and Renewable Energies. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 93-101. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20200502.15
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