Experimental study of power generation performance of small-scale thermoelectric system

Jae Hoon Chung, Woochul Kim, Jinho Lee, Taeu Yu

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In this study, a thermoelectric power generation system was constructed for a waste-heat recovery. Thermoelectric modules were attached to a stainless steel duct, and a hot air blower was set such that it faced the duct inlet. We found that to achieve the maximum power out of the system, the temperature in the hot side of the thermoelectric module should be uniform. The optimum compressive pressure exerted on the module was observed. Further, the thermoelectric power performance was evaluated using the heat sink attached to the cold side of the thermoelectric module. In particular, when using a natural-convection heat sink, the power output difference is approximately five times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-390
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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