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dc.contributor.authorZorbas, K.en
dc.contributor.authorHatzikraniotis, E.en
dc.contributor.authorParaskevopoulos, K. M.en
dc.contributor.authorKyratsi, Theodoraen
dc.creatorZorbas, K.en
dc.creatorHatzikraniotis, E.en
dc.creatorParaskevopoulos, K. M.en
dc.creatorKyratsi, Theodoraen
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, thermoelectricity sees rapidly increasing usages in applications like portable refrigerators, beverage coolers, electronic component coolers etc. when used as Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC), and Thermoelectric Generators (TEG) which make use of the Seebeck effect in semiconductors for the direct conversion of heat into electrical energy and is of particular interest for systems of highest reliability or for waste heat recovery. In this work, we examine the performance of commercially available TEC and TEG. A prototype TEC-refrigerator has been designed, modeled and constructed for in-car applications. Additionally, a TEG was made, in order to measure the gained power and efficiency. Furthermore, a TEG module was tested on a small size car (Toyota Starlet, 1300cc), in order to measure the gained power and efficiency for various engine loads. With the use of a modeling approach, we evaluated the thermal contact resistances and their influence on the final device efficiency. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.en
dc.publisherDepartment of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greeceen
dc.publisherDepartment of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprusen
dc.publisherCorrespondence Address: Zorbas, K.en
dc.publisherDepartment of Physics, Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreeceen
dc.sourceAIP Conference Proceedingsen
dc.subjectSeebeck effecten
dc.subjectPeltier effecten
dc.subjectWaste heat conversionen
dc.titleOn the use of thermoelectric (TE) applications based on commercial modules: The case of TE generator and TE cooleren
dc.description.endingpage1142Πολυτεχνική Σχολή / Faculty of EngineeringΤμήμα Μηχανικών Μηχανολογίας και Κατασκευαστικής / Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.type.uhtypeConference Objecten
dc.contributor.orcidKyratsi, Theodora [0000-0003-2916-1708]

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