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1

Thermoelectric heat exchange element  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric heat exchange module includes a first substrate including a heat receptive side and a heat donative side and a series of undulatory pleats. The module may also include a thermoelectric material layer having a ZT value of 1.0 or more disposed on at least one of the heat receptive side and the heat donative side, and an electrical contact may be in electrical communication with the thermoelectric material layer.

Callas, James J. (Peoria, IL); Taher, Mahmoud A. (Peoria, IL)

2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators Thermoelectrics have unique advantages for...

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Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Skutterudite TE modules were...

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Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Thermoelectrics have unique advantages for integration into selected waste heat recovery applications.

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High Heat Flux Thermoelectric Module Using Standard Bulk Material...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Heat Flux Thermoelectric Module Using Standard Bulk Material High Heat Flux Thermoelectric Module Using Standard Bulk Material Presents high heat flux thermoelectric module design...

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

More Documents & Publications Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable...

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Documents & Publications Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...

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Heat Transfer Enhancement in Thermoelectric Power Generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Heat transfer plays an important role in thermoelectric (TE) power generation because the higher the heat-transfer rate from the hot to the cold side of… (more)

Hu, Shih-yung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable Electricity Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable Electricity Presents successful...

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Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Engines...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Engines Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Engines Discusses a novel TEG which utilizes a...

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Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

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An Overview of Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Activities...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

An Overview of Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Activities in Europe An Overview of Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Activities in Europe An overview presentation of R&D...

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Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Develop thermoelectric technology for waste heat recovery with a 10% fuel economy improvement without increasing emissions.

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Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste Heat to Electricity in an...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

truck system. schock.pdf More Documents & Publications Thermoelectric Conversion of Wate Heat to Electricity in an IC Engine Powered Vehicle Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste...

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Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power usingThermoelectric Engines...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solutions Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power using Thermoelectric Engines John LaGrandeur October 5, 2011 Advanced Thermoelectric Solutions - 1 - Market motivation based on CO 2...

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Thermoelectric recovery of waste heat -- Case studies  

SciTech Connect

The use of waste heat as an energy source for thermoelectric generation largely removes the constraint for the wide scale application of this technology imposed by its relatively low conversion efficiency (typically about 5%). Paradoxically, in some parasitic applications, a low conversion efficiency can be viewed as a distinct advantage. However, commercially available thermoelectric modules are designed primarily for refrigerating applications and are less reliable when operated at elevated temperatures. Consequently, a major factor which determines the economic competitiveness of thermoelectric recovery of waste heat is the cost per watt divided by the mean-time between module failures. In this paper is reported the development of a waste, warm water powered thermoelectric generator, one target in a NEDO sponsored project to economically recover waste heat. As an application of this technology case studies are considered in which thermoelectric generators are operated in both active and parasitic modes to generate electrical power for a central heating system. It is concluded that, in applications when the supply of heat essentially is free as with waste heat, thermoelectrics can compete economically with conventional methods of electrical power generation. Also, in this situation, and when the generating system is operated in a parasitic mode, conversion efficiency is not an important consideration.

Rowe, M.D.; Min, G.; Williams, S.G.K.; Aoune, A. [Cardiff School of Engineering (United Kingdom). Div. of Electronic Engineering; Matsuura, Kenji [Osaka Univ., Suita, Osaka (Japan). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Kuznetsov, V.L. [Ioffe Physical-Technical Inst., St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Fu, L.W. [Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China). Microelectronics Inst.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NSF/DOE Thermoelectrics Partnership: Purdue ? GM Partnership on Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Reviews results in developing commercially viable thermoelectric generators for efficient conversion of automotive exhaust waste heat to electricity

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Why Blow Away Heat? Harvest Server's Heat Using Ther-moelectric Generators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Why Blow Away Heat? Harvest Server's Heat Using Ther- moelectric Generators Ted Tsung-Te Lai, Wei ABSTRACT This paper argues for harvesting energy from servers' wasted heat in data centers. Our approach is to distribute a large number of thermoelectric generators (TEGs) on or nearby server hotspot components whose

Huang, Polly

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Cost-Competitive Advanced Thermoelectric Generators for Direct Conversion of Vehicle Waste Heat into Useful Electrical Power Development...

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Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

High Performance Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery System Based on Zintl Phase Materials with Embedded Nanoparticles Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...

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Fluctuating local thermoelectric heat in dirty metals  

SciTech Connect

Using a recently developed multilead theory of dephasing in mesoscopic conductors, the mean-squared magnitude of the local Peltier heat in a uniform disordered metal is calculated diagrammatically. A heuristic estimate based on conductance fluctuation theory is also developed, and gives the same results. The generation and absorption of local thermoelectric heats require both phase-coherent elastic scattering to produce local conductance fluctuations and phase-breaking inelastic scattering to transport heat to and from the reservoirs. This phenomenon can cause substantial spatial variations in the electron temperature of low-carrier-density, clean, quasi-two-dimensional metals.

DiVincenzo, D.P. (IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States))

1993-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Generators for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Systems Part II: Parametric Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermoelectric Generators for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Systems Part II: Parametric Evaluation been proposed to model thermoelectric generators (TEGs) for automotive waste heat recovery. Details: Thermoelectric generators, waste heat recovery, automotive exhaust, skutterudites INTRODUCTION In part I

Xu, Xianfan

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Thermoelectric Generators for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Systems Part I: Numerical Modeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermoelectric Generators for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Systems Part I: Numerical Modeling telluride TEMs. Key words: Thermoelectric generators, waste heat recovery, automotive exhaust, skutterudites bismuth telluride are considered for thermoelectric modules (TEMs) for conversion of waste heat from

Xu, Xianfan

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Novel thermoelectric generator for stationary power waste heat recovery .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Internal combustion engines produce much excess heat that is vented to the atmosphere through the exhaust fluid. Use of solid-state thermoelectric (TE) energy conversion technology… (more)

Engelke, Kylan Wynn.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Heat Flux Thermoelectric Module Using Standard Bulk Material  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presents high heat flux thermoelectric module design for cooling using a novel V-shaped shunt configuration with bulk TE elements achieving high area packing fractions

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Waste Heat Recovery Engineering and Materials for Automotive Thermoelectric Applications Electrical and Thermal Transport Optimization of High Efficient n-type Skutterudites...

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Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Overview and status of project to develop thermoelectric generator for automotive waste heat recovery and achieve at least 10% fuel economy improvement.

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From Heat to Electricity: How "nano" Saved Thermoelectrics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, reliable #12;Thermoelectric applications Waste heat recovery · Automobiles · Over the road trucks% of energy becomes waste heat, even a 10% capture and conversion to useful forms can have huge impactFrom Heat to Electricity: How "nano" Saved Thermoelectrics Sponsored by Mercouri Kanatzidis

Kanatzidis, Mercouri G

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High-Efficiency Quantum-Well Thermoelectrics for Waste Heat Power...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

High-Efficiency Quantum-Well Thermoelectrics for Waste Heat Power Generation High-Efficiency Quantum-Well Thermoelectrics for Waste Heat Power Generation 2005 Diesel Engine...

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Silicon-Based Thermoelectrics: Harvesting Low Quality Heat Using Economically Printed Flexible Nanostructured Stacked Thermoelectric Junctions  

SciTech Connect

Broad Funding Opportunity Announcement Project: UIUC is experimenting with silicon-based materials to develop flexible thermoelectric devices—which convert heat into energy—that can be mass-produced at low cost. A thermoelectric device, which resembles a computer chip, creates electricity when a different temperature is applied to each of its sides. Existing commercial thermoelectric devices contain the element tellurium, which limits production levels because tellurium has become increasingly rare. UIUC is replacing this material with microscopic silicon wires that are considerably cheaper and could be equally effective. Improvements in thermoelectric device production could return enough wasted heat to add up to 23% to our current annual electricity production.

None

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Conversion of Wate Heat to Electricity in an IC...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Wate Heat to Electricity in an IC Engine Powered Vehicle Thermoelectric Conversion of Wate Heat to Electricity in an IC Engine Powered Vehicle Presentation given at the 16th...

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Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery applications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Model developed provides effective guidelines to designing thermoelectric generation systems for automotive waste heat recovery applications

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Development of Marine Thermoelectric Heat Recovery Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Thermoelectric generator prototypes are evaluated in a dedicated hybrid vessel test platform fabricated from an encapsulated lifeboat to optimize performance and reliability for marine industry applications

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Enhancement of automotive exhaust heat recovery by thermoelectric devices  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to improve automobile fuel economy, an experimental study is undertaken to explore practical aspects of implementing thermoelectric devices for exhaust gas energy recovery. A highly instrumented apparatus consisting of a hot (exhaust gas) and a cold (coolant liquid) side rectangular ducts enclosing the thermoelectric elements has been built. Measurements of thermoelectric voltage output and flow and surface temperatures were acquired and analyzed to investigate the power generation and heat transfer properties of the apparatus. Effects of inserting aluminum wool packing material inside the hot side duct on augmentation of heat transfer from the gas stream to duct walls were studied. Data were collected for both the unpacked and packed cases to allow for detection of packing influence on flow and surface temperatures. Effects of gas and coolant inlet temperatures as well as gas flow rate on the thermoelectric power output were examined. The results indicate that thermoelectric power production is increased at higher gas inlet temperature or flow rate. However, thermoelectric power generation decreases with a higher coolant temperature as a consequence of the reduced hot-cold side temperature differential. For the hot-side duct, a large temperature gradient exists between the gas and solid surface temperature due to poor heat transfer through the gaseous medium. Adding the packing material inside the exhaust duct enhanced heat transfer and hence raised hot-side duct surface temperatures and thermoelectric power compared to the unpacked duct, particularly where the gas-to-surface temperature differential is highest. Therefore it is recommended that packing of exhaust duct becomes common practice in thermoelectric waste energy harvesting applications.

Ibrahim, Essam [Alabama A& M University, Normal; Szybist, James P [ORNL; Parks, II, James E [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer in Thermoelectric Materials and Devices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solid-state thermoelectric devices are currently used in applications ranging from thermocouple sensors to power generators in space missions, to portable air-conditioners and refrigerators. With the ever-rising demand ...

Tian, Zhiting

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Heat transfer in a thermoelectric generator for diesel engines  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses the design and test results obtained for a 1kW thermoelectric generator used to convert the waste thermal energy in the exhaust of a Diesel engine directly to electric energy. The paper focuses on the heat transfer within the generator and shows what had to be done to overcome the heat transfer problems encountered in the initial generator testing to achieve the output goal of 1kW electrical. The 1kW generator uses Bismuth-Telluride thermoelectric modules for the energy conversion process. These modules are also being evaluated for other waste heat applications. Some of these applications are briefly addressed.

Bass, J.C. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste Heat Recovery System for Light-Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Developing a low and high temperature dual thermoelectric generation waste heat recovery system for light-duty vehicles.

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High-Performance Thermoelectric Devices Based on Abundant Silicide Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Development of high-performance thermoelectric devices for vehicle waste heat recovery will include fundamental research to use abundant promising low-cost thermoelectric materials, thermal management and interfaces design, and metrology

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An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Efficient, scalable, and low cost vehicular thermoelectric generators development will include rapid synthesis of thermoelectric materials, different device geometries, heat sink designs, and durability and long-term performance tests

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Thermoelectrics: From Space Power Systems to Terrestrial Waste Heat Recovery Applications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Progress in reliable high temperature segmented thermoelectric devices and potential for producing electricity from waste heat from energy intensive industrial processes and transportation vehicles exhaust are discussed

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Reducing industrial energy use with thermoelectric diffusion heat pumps  

SciTech Connect

The described Peltier Effect Diffusion System (PEDS) employs an innovative unit geometry in conjunction with thermoelectric (TE) heat pumps having high operational efficiency. Significant system design dynamics are explored, including heat and mass transfer mechanisms, fluid dynamics, and unit sizing methodology. Finally, estimated operating performance is presented for some representative industrial applications which are well suited to availability-based efficiency evaluations, namely: desalination, multi-stage absorption cycle refrigeration systems and freeze-concentration processes. Peltier effect TE heat pumps provide multi-stage work input to separations. The PEDS utilizes electrically generated heat as the separating agent, and pumps this energy to successively higher availability levels, resulting in high overall COP and greatly improved thermodynamic efficiency. Process costs in terms of availability utilization can be identified. The described PEDS process offers a meaningful alternative to conventional mass transfer methods.

Meckler, M.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS BY USING SOLAR HEAT CONCENTRATORS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS BY USING SOLAR HEAT CONCENTRATORS M. T. de : Thermoelectric generator, Solar heat concentrator, Carnot efficiency I - Introduction The global energy crisis the junctions of two different materials. For a TEG to supply a significant amount of power, several thermo

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On thermoelectric power conversion from heat re-circulating combustion systems F. J. Weinberg  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On thermoelectric power conversion from heat re-circulating combustion systems F. J. Weinberg for the Second Law heat engine cycles the maximum power that can be extracted is independent of layout Fax: 4420 7594 5604 Word count: 3750 Diags. equivalent: 1600 5350 #12;On thermoelectric power

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Advanced Thermoelectric Materials for Efficient Waste Heat Recovery in Process Industries  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of the project was to integrate advanced thermoelectric materials into a power generation device that could convert waste heat from an industrial process to electricity with an efficiency approaching 20%. Advanced thermoelectric materials were developed with figure-of-merit ZT of 1.5 at 275 degrees C. These materials were not successfully integrated into a power generation device. However, waste heat recovery was demonstrated from an industrial process (the combustion exhaust gas stream of an oxyfuel-fired flat glass melting furnace) using a commercially available (5% efficiency) thermoelectric generator coupled to a heat pipe. It was concluded that significant improvements both in thermoelectric material figure-of-merit and in cost-effective methods for capturing heat would be required to make thermoelectric waste heat recovery viable for widespread industrial application.

Adam Polcyn; Moe Khaleel

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat exchanger design for thermoelectric electricity generation from low temperature flue gas streams .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??An air-to-oil heat exchanger was modeled and optimized for use in a system utilizing a thermoelectric generator to convert low grade waste heat in flue… (more)

Latcham, Jacob G. (Jacob Greco)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric energy converter for generation of electricity from low-grade heat  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric energy conversion device which includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements is described. A hot liquid is supplied to one side of each element and a cold liquid is supplied to the other side of each element. The thermoelectric generator may be utilized to produce power from low-grade heat sources such as ocean thermal gradients, solar ponds, and low-grade geothermal resources. (WHK)

Jayadev, T.S.; Benson, D.K.

1980-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of Thermoelectrics for Waste Heat Recovery in Hybrid Vehicles: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Using advanced materials, thermoelectric conversion of efficiencies on the order of 20% may be possible in the near future. Thermoelectric generators offer potential to increase vehicle fuel economy by recapturing a portion of the waste heat from the engine exhaust and generating electricity to power vehicle accessory or traction loads.

Smith, K.; Thornton, M.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Study of Thermoelectric Solar-Assisted Heat Pump with Reflectors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The simultaneous conversion of solar radiation into thermal and electrical energy in a thermoelectric (TE) solar-assisted heat pump is, for the purposes of ... plate reflectors have been mounted on a TE solar col...

C. Lertsatitthanakorn; S. Soponronnarit…

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE ROLE OF THERMOELECTRIC HEAT TRANSFER IN THE DESIGN OF SMA ACTUATORS: THEORETICAL MODELING AND EXPERIMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

current densities. As a #12;rst step towards the design of an actuator, a thermoelectric module. Semiconductorshave been used for localized cooling, employing the thermoelectricPeltier eect. DependingON THE ROLE OF THERMOELECTRIC HEAT TRANSFER IN THE DESIGN OF SMA ACTUATORS: THEORETICAL MODELING

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Publications Engineering and Materials for Automotive Thermoelectric Applications Electrical and Thermal Transport Optimization of High Efficient n-type Skutterudites Electrical...

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Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Skutterudite TE modules were fabricated and assembled into prototype thermoelectric generators (TEGs), then installed on a standard GM production vehicle and tested for performance

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NSF/DOE Thermoelectrics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Development for commercialization of automotive thermoelectric generators from high-ZT TE materials with using low-cost, widely available materials, system design and modeling to maximize temperature differential across TE modules and maximize power output

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Development of High-efficiency Thermoelectric Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Utililization  

SciTech Connect

The goals of this . CRADA are: 1) Investigation of atomistic structure and nucleation of nanoprecipitates in (PbTe){sub I-x}(AgSbTe2){sub x} (LAST) system; and 2) Development of non-equilibrium synthesis of thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery. We have made significant accomplishment in both areas. We studied the structure of LAST materials using high resolution imaging, nanoelectron diffraction, energy dispersive spectrum, arid electron energy loss spectrum, and observed a range of nanoparticles The results, published in J. of Applied Physics, provide quantitative structure information about nanoparticles, that is essential for the understanding of the origin of the high thermoelectric performance in this class of materials. We coordinated non-equilibrium synthesis and characterization of thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery application. Our results, published in J. of Electronic Materials, show enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit and robust mechanical properties in bulk . filled skutterudites.

Li, Qiang

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTUM WELL THERMOELECTRICS FOR CONVERTING WASTE HEAT TO ELECTRICITY  

SciTech Connect

New thermoelectric materials using Quantum Well (QW) technology are expected to increase the energy conversion efficiency to more than 25% from the present 5%, which will allow for the low cost conversion of waste heat into electricity. Hi-Z Technology, Inc. has been developing QW technology over the past six years. It will use Caterpillar, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of large scale industrial equipment, for verification and life testing of the QW films and modules. Other members of the team are Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who will sputter large area QW films. The Scope of Work is to develop QW materials from their present proof-of-principle technology status to a pre-production level over a proposed three year period. This work will entail fabricating the QW films through a sputtering process of 50 {micro}m thick multi layered films and depositing them on 12 inch diameter, 5 {micro}m thick Si substrates. The goal in this project is to produce a basic 10-20 watt module that can be used to build up any size generator such as: a 5-10 kW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), a multi kW Waste Heat Recovery Generator (WHRG) for a class 8 truck or as small as a 10-20 watt unit that would fit on a daily used wood fired stove and allow some of the estimated 2-3 billion people on earth, who have no electricity, to recharge batteries (such as a cell phone) or directly power radios, TVs, computers and other low powered devices.

Saeid Ghamaty; Sal Marchetti

2004-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTUM WELL THERMOELECTRICS FOR CONVERTING WASTE HEAT TO ELECTRICITY  

SciTech Connect

New thermoelectric materials using Quantum Well (QW) technology are expected to increase the energy conversion efficiency to more than 25% from the present 5%, which will allow for the low cost conversion of waste heat into electricity. Hi-Z Technology, Inc. has been developing QW technology over the past six years. It will use Caterpillar, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of large scale industrial equipment, for verification and life testing of the QW films and modules. Other members of the team are Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who will sputter large area QW films. The Scope of Work is to develop QW materials from their present proof-of-principle technology status to a pre-production level over a proposed three year period. This work will entail fabricating the QW films through a sputtering process of 50 {micro}m thick multi layered films and depositing them on 12 inch diameter, 5 {micro}m thick Si substrates. The goal in this project is to produce a basic 10-20 watt module that can be used to build up any size generator such as: a 5-10 kW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), a multi kW Waste Heat Recovery Generator (WHRG) for a class 8 truck or as small as a 10-20 watt unit that would fit on a daily used wood fired stove and allow some of the estimated 2-3 billion people on earth, who have no electricity, to recharge batteries (such as a cell phone) or directly power radios, TVs, computers and other low powered devices.

Saeid Ghamaty; Sal Marchetti

2004-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric generators incorporating phase-change materials for waste heat recovery from engine exhaust  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Thermoelectric devices, intended for placement in the exhaust of a hydrocarbon fuelled combustion device and particularly suited for use in the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine propelling a vehicle, are described. Exhaust gas passing through the device is in thermal communication with one side of a thermoelectric module while the other side of the thermoelectric module is in thermal communication with a lower temperature environment. The heat extracted from the exhaust gasses is converted to electrical energy by the thermoelectric module. The performance of the generator is enhanced by thermally coupling the hot and cold junctions of the thermoelectric modules to phase-change materials which transform at a temperature compatible with the preferred operating temperatures of the thermoelectric modules. In a second embodiment, a plurality of thermoelectric modules, each with a preferred operating temperature and each with a uniquely-matched phase-change material may be used to compensate for the progressive lowering of the exhaust gas temperature as it traverses the length of the exhaust pipe.

Meisner, Gregory P; Yang, Jihui

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Analysis of a Thermoelectric Solar Collector Integrated with a Heat Pump  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A novel heat pump system is proposed. A thermoelectric solar collector was coupled to a solar-assisted heat pump (TESC-HP) to work as an ... ambient temperature of 32.5°C and average solar intensity of 815 W/m2, ...

C. Lertsatitthanakorn; J. Jamradloedluk; M. Rungsiyopas…

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Generators 1. Thermoelectric generator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Cold Hot I - -- - - - - -- Figure 1 Electron concentration in a thermoelectric material. #12;2 A large1 Thermoelectric Generators HoSung Lee 1. Thermoelectric generator 1.1 Basic Equations In 1821 on the direction of current and material [3]. This is called the Thomson effect (or Thomson heat). These three

Lee, Ho Sung

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The preliminary design of thermoelectric generation system using the fluid heat sources  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the preliminary design of a thermoelectric generation system using the fluid heat sources available as the waste heat of the phosphoric acid fuel cells. The thermoelectric generator consists of many thermoelectric generation units. For estimating the output performance of the thermoelectric generator, an equilibrium thermal circuit was derived from an analytic model of a thermoelectric generation unit. Based on the equivalent thermal circuit, the output performance at thermal equilibrium was calculated by iteration. In this paper, the output performance was estimated considering the cold side pumping power. The calculation was done by assuming a heat source temperature of about 450K on the hot side, about 310 K on the cold side, and 2,000kWth as heat exchange capacity. The electric power of the generator with a size of 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 (h) m{sup 3} was found to be about 70 kW and its power density, about 1.5 kW/m{sup 2} excepting the pumping power on the cold water side.

Hori, Y.; Ito, T. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Japan)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTUM WELL THERMOELECTRICS FOR CONVERTING WASTE HEAT TO ELECTRICITY  

SciTech Connect

New thermoelectric materials using Quantum Well (QW) technology are expected to increase the energy conversion efficiency to more than 25% from the present 5%, which will allow for the low cost conversion of waste heat into electricity. Hi-Z Technology, Inc. has been developing QW technology over the past six years. It will use Caterpillar, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of large scale industrial equipment, for verification and life testing of the QW films and modules. Other members of the team are Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who will sputter large area QW films. The Scope of Work is to develop QW materials from their present proof-of-principle technology status to a pre-production level over a proposed three year period. This work will entail fabricating the QW films through a sputtering process of 50 {micro}m thick multi layered films and depositing them on 12 inch diameter, 5 {micro}m thick Si substrates. The goal in this project is to produce the technology for fabricating a basic 10-20 watt module that can be used to build up any size generator such as: a 5-10 kW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), a multi kW Waste Heat Recovery Generator (WHRG) for a class 8 truck or as small as a 10-20 watt unit that would fit on a daily used wood fired stove and allow some of the estimated 2-3 billion people on earth, who have no electricity, to recharge batteries (such as a cell phone) or directly power radios, TVs, computers and other low powered devices. In this quarter Hi-Z has continued fabrication of the QW films and also continued development of joining techniques for fabricating the N and P legs into a couple. The upper operating temperature limit for these films is unknown and will be determined via the isothermal aging studies that are in progress. We are reporting on these studies in this report. The properties of the QW films that are being evaluated are Seebeck, thermal conductivity and thermal-to-electricity conversion efficiency.

Saeid Ghamaty

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTUM WELL THERMOELECTRICS FOR CONVERTING WASTE HEAT TO ELECTRICITY  

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New thermoelectric materials using Quantum Well (QW) technology are expected to increase the energy conversion efficiency to more than 25% from the present 5%, which will allow for the low cost conversion of waste heat into electricity. Hi-Z Technology, Inc. has been developing QW technology over the past six years. It will use Caterpillar, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of large scale industrial equipment, for verification and life testing of the QW films and modules. Other members of the team are Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who will sputter large area QW films. The Scope of Work is to develop QW materials from their present proof-of-principle technology status to a pre-production level over a proposed three year period. This work will entail fabricating the QW films through a sputtering process of 50 {micro}m thick multi layered films and depositing them on 12 inch diameter, 5 {micro}m thick Si substrates. The goal in this project is to produce the technology for fabricating a basic 10-20 watt module that can be used to build up any size generator such as: a 5-10 kW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), a multi kW Waste Heat Recovery Generator (WHRG) for a class 8 truck or as small as a 10-20 watt unit that would fit on a daily used wood fired stove and allow some of the estimated 2-3 billion people on earth, who have no electricity, to recharge batteries (such as a cell phone) or directly power radios, TVs, computers and other low powered devices. In this quarter Hi-Z has continued fabrication of the QW films and also continued development of joining techniques for fabricating the N and P legs into a couple. The upper operating temperature limit for these films is unknown and will be determined via the isothermal aging studies that are in progress. We are reporting on these studies in this report. The properties of the QW films that are being evaluated are Seebeck, thermal conductivity and thermal-to-electricity conversion efficiency.

Saeid Ghamaty

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Fuel Displacement Potential using...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

(TEG) Design Targets for Hybrid Vehicles Thermoelectric Generator Performance for Passenger Vehicles Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...

64

High Temperature Experimental Characterization of Microscale Thermoelectric Effects  

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G. P. , Thermoelectric Generators for Automotive Waste Heatinto thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery inThermoelectric Materials and Generator Technology for Automotive Waste Heat

Favaloro, Tela

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

NSF/DOE Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery NSFDOE Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery 2011 DOE...

66

Development of thermoelectric power generation system utilizing heat of combustible solid waste  

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The paper presents the development of thermoelectric power generation system utilizing heat of municipal solid waste. The systematic classification and design guideline are proposed in consideration of the characteristics of solid waste processing system. The conceptual design of thermoelectric power generation system is carried out for a typical middle scale incinerator system (200 ton/day) by the local model. Totally the recovered electricity is 926.5 kWe by 445 units (569,600 couples). In order to achieve detailed design, one dimensional steady state model taking account of temperature dependency of the heat transfer performance and thermoelectric properties is developed. Moreover, small scale on-site experiment on 60 W class module installed in the real incinerator is carried out to extract various levels of technological problems. In parallel with the system development, high temperature thermoelectric elements such as Mn-Si and so on are developed aiming the optimization of ternary compound and high performance due to controlled fine-grain boundary effect. The manganese silicide made by shrinking-rate controlled sintering method performs 5 ({mu}W/cm K{cflx 2}) in power factor at 800 K. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}.

Kajikawa, T.; Ito, M.; Katsube, I. [Shonan Institute of Technology, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, 251 (Japan); Shibuya, E. [NKK Corporation, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230 (Japan)

1994-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0302: Transfer of the Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Assembly and Test Operations From the Mound Site  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This EIS analyzes DOE's proposed transfer of the Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (HS/RTG) operations at the Mound Site near Miamisburg, Ohio, to an alternative DOE site.

68

A Study of Heat Sink Performance in Air and Soil for Use in a Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Device  

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conductance of a passive heat sink buried in soil. Introduction Solid state thermoelectric generators offer a battery cell at low power. Sensors and communication devices would use the charged battery to operate

69

Spatial dependence of thermoelectric voltages and reversible heats  

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Thermocouples are probably the most widely used temperature sensors in science and industry but perhaps also the most often misunderstood. The basic distinction between an ordinary resistance thermometer in which the sensing element is localized and a thermocouple circuit in which potentials vary along the wires themselves is most clearly shown by a treatment in which the spatial dependences of the phenomena are explicitly invoked. Such treatment is essential to analysis of measurement errors in thermocouple circuits. In this article the basic equations of thermoelectricity are reviewed and their physical meanings discussed. The profile of the electrochemical potential for an illustrative example is then calculated from published data. Finally the problem of a thermocouple in a static magnetic field is discussed.

P. L. Walstrom

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Well Thermoelectrics for Converting Waste Heat to Electricity  

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Fabrication development of high efficiency quantum well (QW) thermoelectric continues with the P-type and N-type Si/Si{sub 80}Ge{sub 20} films with encouraging results. These films are fabricated on Si substrates and are being developed for low as well as high temperature operation. Both isothermal and gradient life testing are underway. One couple has achieved over 4000 hours at T{sub H} of 300 C and T{sub C} of 50 C with little or no degradation. Emphasis is now shifting towards couple and module design and fabrication, especially low resistance joining between N and P legs. These modules can be used in future energy conversion systems as well as for air conditioning.

Saeid Ghamaty

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Generator (Waste Heat 1) - TEG 1 (preliminary assembly and testing) - TEG 2 (Bi-Te modules) - TEG 3 (Skutterudite and Bi-Te modules) * Develop Cost-Effective TEG (Waste Heat...

72

Overview of Fords Thermoelectric Programs: Waste Heat Recovery...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Overview of progress in TE waste heat recovery from sedan gasoline-engine exhaust, TE HVAC system in hybrid sedan, and establishing targets for cost, power density, packaging,...

73

Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Overview and status of project to develop...

74

Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of...

75

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles...

76

A continuum theory of thermoelectric bodies and effective properties of thermoelectric composites  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 A constitutive model for thermoelectric materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 composites. 1 Introduction Thermoelectric (TE) materials directly convert heat into electric energyA continuum theory of thermoelectric bodies and effective properties of thermoelectric composites

Liu, Liping

77

Potential of Thermoelectrics forOccupant Comfort and Fuel Efficiency...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Documents & Publications Vehicle Fuel Economy Improvement through Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Caterpillar Diesel Racing: Yesterday & Today Thermoelectric Conversion of...

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EXERGY ANALYSIS AND ENTROPY GENERATION MINIMIZATION OF THERMOELECTRIC WASTE HEAT RECOVERY FOR ELECTRONICS  

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Energy recovery from waste heat is attracting more and more attention. All electronic systems consume electricity but only a fraction of it is used for information processing and for human interfaces, such as displays. Lots of energy is dissipated as heat. There are some discussions on waste heat recovery from the electronic systems such as laptop computers. However the efficiency of energy conversion for such utilization is not very attractive due to the maximum allowable temperature of the heat source devices. This leads to very low limits of Carnot efficiency. In contrast to thermodynamic heat engines, Brayton cycle, free piston Stirling engines, etc., authors previously reported that thermoelectric (TE) can be a cost-effective device if the TE and the heat sink are co-optimized, and if some parasitic effects could be reduced. Since the heat already exists and it is free, the additional cost and energy payback time are the key measures to evaluate the value of the energy recovery system. In this report, we will start with the optimum model of the TE power generation system. Then, theoretical maximum output, cost impact and energy payback are evaluated in the examples of electronics system. Entropy Generation Minimization (EGM) is a method already familiar in thermal management of electronics. The optimum thermoelectric waste heat recovery design is compared with the EGM approach. Exergy analysis evaluates the useful energy flow in the optimum TE system. This comprehensive analysis is used to predict the potential future impact of the TE material development, as the dimensionless figure-ofmerit (ZT) is improved.

Kazuaki Yazawa; Ali Shakouri

79

Proceedings of the sixth international conference on thermoelectric energy conversion  

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This book presents the papers given at a conference on thermoelectric energy conversion. Topics considered at the conference included thermoelectric materials, the computer calculation of thermoelectric properties, the performance of crss-flow thermoelectric liquid coolers, thermoelectric cooler performance corrections for soft heat sinks, heat exchange in a thermoelectric cooling system, the optimal efficiency of a solar pond and thermoelectric generator system, and thermoelectric generation utilizing industrial waste heat as an energy source.

Rao, K.R.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WASTE HEAT RECOVERY USING THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES IN THE LIGHT METALS INDUSTRY  

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Recently discovered thermoelectric materials and associated manufacturing techniques (nanostructures, thin-film super lattice, quantum wells...) have been characterized with thermal to electric energy conversion efficiencies of 12-25+%. These advances allow the manufacture of small-area, high-energy flux (350 W/cm2 input) thermoelectric generating (TEG) devices that operate at high temperatures (~750°C). TEG technology offers the potential for large-scale conversion of waste heat from the exhaust gases of electrolytic cells (e.g., Hall-Hèroult cells) and from aluminum, magnesium, metal and glass melting furnaces. This paper provides an analysis of the potential energy recovery and of the engineering issues that are expected when integrating TEG systems into existing manufacturing processes. The TEG module must be engineered for low-cost, easy insertion and simple operation in order to be incorporated into existing manufacturing operations. Heat transfer on both the hot and cold-side of these devices will require new materials, surface treatments and design concepts for their efficient operation.

Choate, William T.; Hendricks, Terry J.; Majumdar, Rajita

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric Modules Application Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces...

82

Project Profile: Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Solar Thermoelectric Power Project Profile: Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power MIT logo The Rohsenow-Kendall Heat Transfer Lab at Massachusetts Institute of...

83

Thermoelectric Properties of Nanostructured Silicon Films.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Based on the Seebeck effect, thermoelectric materials can convert temperature heat into electrical energy. Alternatively, based on the Peltier effect, thermoelectric cooling can be achieved… (more)

Guo, Xiao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Overview of Japanese Activities in Thermoelectrics | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...

85

Status of Segmented Element Thermoelectric Generator for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Discusses progress of thermoelectric generator development at BSST and assessment of potential to enter commercial operation in vehicles

86

Certification testing of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping container  

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The Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping counter is a Type B packaging currently under development by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Type B packaging for transporting radioactive material is required to maintain containment and shielding after being exposed to normal and hypothetical accident environments defined in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 71. A combination of testing and analysis is used to verify the adequacy of this packaging design. This report documents the testing portion of the design verification. Six tests were conducted on a prototype package: a water spray test, a 4-foot normal conditions drop test, a 30-foot drop test, a 40-inch puncture test, a 30-minute thermal test, and an 8-hour immersion test.

Bronowski, D.R.; Madsen, M.M.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General-purpose heat source: Research and development program. Radioisotope thermoelectric generator impact tests: RTG-1 and RTG-2  

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of {sup 238}Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). Because the potential for a launch abort or return from orbit exists for any space mission, the heat source response to credible accident scenarios is being evaluated. The first two RTG Impact Tests were designed to provide information on the response of a fully loaded RTG to end-on impact against a concrete target. The results of these tests indicated that at impact velocities up to 57 m/s the converter shell and internal components protect the GPHS capsules from excessive deformation. At higher velocities, some of the internal components of the RTG interact with the GPHS capsules to cause excessive localized deformation and failure.

Reimus, M.A.H.; Hinckley, J.E.; George, T.G.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

General-purpose heat source: Research and development program, radioisotope thermoelectric generator/thin fragment impact test  

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The general-purpose heat source provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of {sup 238}Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). Because the potential for a launch abort or return from orbit exists for any space mission, the heat source response to credible accident scenarios is being evaluated. This test was designed to provide information on the response of a loaded RTG to impact by a fragment similar to the type of fragment produced by breakup of the spacecraft propulsion module system. The results of this test indicated that impact by a thin aluminum fragment traveling at 306 m/s may result in significant damage to the converter housing, failure of one fueled clad, and release of a small quantity of fuel.

Reimus, M.A.H.; Hinckley, J.E.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste Heat Recovery System for Light-Duty Vehicles Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste Heat...

90

Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery applications Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery applications...

91

Recent Progress in the Development of High Efficiency Thermoelectrics...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

More Documents & Publications High-Efficiency Quantum-Well Thermoelectrics for Waste Heat Power Generation Quantum Well Thermoelectrics and Waste Heat Recovery Scale Up of Si...

92

Thermoelectrics: From Space Power Systems to Terrestrial Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectrics: From Space Power Systems to Terrestrial Waste Heat Recovery Applications Thermoelectrics: From Space Power Systems to Terrestrial Waste Heat Recovery Applications...

93

Program Final Report - Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

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We conducted a vehicle analysis to assess the feasibility of thermoelectric technology for waste heat recovery and conversion to useful electrical power and found that eliminating the 500 W of electrical power generated by the alternator corresponded to about a 7% increase in fuel economy (FE) for a small car and about 6% for a full size truck. Electric power targets of 300 W were established for city and highway driving cycles for this project. We obtained critical vehicle level information for these driving cycles that enabled a high-level design and performance analysis of radiator and exhaust gas thermoelectric subsystems for several potential vehicle platforms, and we identified the location and geometric envelopes of the radiator and exhaust gas thermoelectric subsystems. Based on this analysis, we selected the Chevrolet Suburban as the most suitable demonstration vehicle for this project. Our modeling and thermal analysis assessment of a radiator-based thermoelectric generator (TEG), however, revealed severe practical limitations. Specifically the small temperature difference of 100°C or less between the engine coolant and ambient air results in a low Carnot conversion efficiency, and thermal resistance associated with air convection would reduce this conversion efficiency even further. We therefore decided not to pursue a radiator-based waste heat recovery system and focused only on the exhaust gas. Our overall approach was to combine science and engineering: (1) existing and newly developed TE materials were carefully selected and characterized by the material researcher members of our team, and most of the material property results were validated by our research partners, and (2) system engineers worked closely with vehicle engineers to ensure that accurate vehicle-level information was used for developing subsystem models and designs, and the subsystem output was analyzed for potential fuel economy gains. We incorporated material, module, subsystem, and integration costs into the material selection criteria in order to balance various materials, module and subsystem design, and vehicle integration options. Our work on advanced TE materials development and on TEG system design, assembly, vehicle integration, and testing proceeded in parallel efforts. Results from our two preliminary prototype TEGs using only Bi-Te TE modules allowed us to solve various mechanical challenges and to finalize and fine tune aspects of the design and implementation. Our materials research effort led us to quickly abandon work on PbTe and focus on the skutterudite materials due to their superior mechanical performance and suitability at automotive exhaust gas operating temperatures. We synthesized a sufficiently large quantity of skutterudite material for module fabrication for our third and final prototype. Our TEG#3 is the first of its kind to contain state-of-the-art skutterudite-based TE modules to be installed and tested on a production vehicle. The design, which consisted of 24 skutterudite modules and 18 Bi-Te modules, attempted to optimize electrical power generation by using these two kinds of TE modules that have their peak performance temperatures matched to the actual temperature profile of the TEG during operation. The performance of TEG#3 was limited by the maximum temperature allowable for the Bi-Te TE modules located in the colder end of the TEG, resulting in the operating temperature for the skutterudite modules to be considerably below optimum. We measured the power output for (1) the complete TEG (25 Watts) and (2) an individual TE module series string (1/3 of the TEG) operated at a 60°C higher temperature (19 Watts). We estimate that under optimum operating temperature conditions, TEG#3 will generate about 235 Watts. With additional improvements in thermal and electrical interfaces, temperature homogeneity, and power conditioning, we estimate TEG#3 could deliver a power output of about 425 Watts.

Gregory Meisner

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

94

Theoretical and experimental estimation of limiting input heat flux for thermoelectric power generators with passive cooling  

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Abstract This paper focuses on theoretical and experimental analysis used to establish the limiting heat flux for passively cooled thermoelectric generators (TEG). 2 commercially available TEG’s further referred as type A and type B with different allowable hot side temperatures (150 °C and 250 °C respectively) were investigated in this research. The thermal resistance of TEG was experimentally verified against the manufacturer’s specifications and used for theoretical analysis in this paper. A theoretical model is presented to determine the maximum theoretical heat flux capacity of both the TEG’s. The conventional methods are used for cooling of TEG’s and actual limiting heat flux is experimentally established for various cold end cooling configurations namely bare plate, finned block and heat pipe with finned condenser. Experiments were performed on an indoor setup and outdoor setup to validate the results from the theoretical model. The outdoor test setup consist of a fresnel lens solar concentrator with manual two axis solar tracking system for varying the heat flux, whereas the indoor setup uses electric heating elements to vary the heat flux and a low speed wind tunnel blows the ambient air past the device to simulate the outdoor breezes. It was observed that bare plate cooling can achieve a maximum heat flux of 18,125 W/m2 for type A and 31,195 W/m2 for type B at ambient wind speed of 5 m/s while maintaining respective allowable temperature over the hot side of TEG’s. Fin geometry was optimised for the finned block cooling by using the fin length and fin gap optimisation model presented in this paper. It was observed that an optimum finned block cooling arrangement can reach a maximum heat flux of 26,067 W/m2 for type A and 52,251 W/m2 for type B TEG at ambient wind speed of 5 m/s of ambient wind speed. The heat pipe with finned condenser used for cooling can reach 40,375 W/m2 for type A TEG and 76,781 W/m2 for type B TEG.

Ashwin Date; Abhijit Date; Chris Dixon; Randeep Singh; Aliakbar Akbarzadeh

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Thermoelectric Materials, Devices and Systems:  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

41 thermopower) (Tritt, 2011). However the use of thermoelectric modules as solid state heat pumps for 42 heating and cooling applications using the opposite Peltier effect is...

96

Investigating and establishing limiting heat flux for passively cooled and solar concentrated thermoelectric power generation system.  

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??Thermoelectric generators (TEG) working on the principle of Seebeck effect have gathered the attention during this period as a potential device that can generate electricity… (more)

Date, A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Heat Distribution Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Distribution Systems Distribution Systems Heat Distribution Systems May 16, 2013 - 5:26pm Addthis Radiators are used in steam and hot water heating. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Jot Radiators are used in steam and hot water heating. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Jot Heat is distributed through your home in a variety of ways. Forced-air systems use ducts that can also be used for central air conditioning and heat pump systems. Radiant heating systems also have unique heat distribution systems. That leaves two heat distribution systems -- steam radiators and hot water radiators. Steam Radiators Steam heating is one of the oldest heating technologies, but the process of boiling and condensing water is inherently less efficient than more modern systems, plus it typically suffers from significant lag times between the

98

A shielded storage and processing facility for radioisotope thermoelectric generator heat source production  

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A shielded storage rack has been installed as part of the Radioisotope Power Systems Facility (RPSF) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in Washington State. The RPSF is designed to replace an existing facility at DOE's Mound Site near Dayton, Ohio, where General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules are currently assembled and installed into Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG). The overall design goal of the RPSF is to increase annual production throughput, while at the same time reducing annual radiation exposure to personnel. The shield rack design successfully achieved this goal for the Module Reduction and Monitoring Facility (MRMF), which processes and stores assembled GPHS modules, prior to their installation into RTGs. The shield rack design is simple and effective, with the result that background radiation levels within Hanford's MRMF room are calculated at just over three percent of those typically experienced during operation of the existing MRMF at Mound, despite the fact that Hanford's calculations assume five times the GPHS inventory of that assumed for Mound.

Sherrell, D.L. (Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, Mail Stop N1-42, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States))

1993-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

99

A shielded storage and processing facility for radioisotope thermoelectric generator heat source production  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses a shielded storage rack which has been installed as part of the Radioisotope Power Systems Facility (RPSF) at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in Washington State. The RPSF is designed to replace an existing facility at DOE's Mound Site near Dayton, Ohio, where General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules are currently assembled and installed into Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG). The overall design goal of the RPSF is to increase annual production throughput, while at the same time reducing annual radiation exposure to personnel. The shield rack design successfully achieved this goal for the Module Reduction and Monitoring Facility (MRMF), which process and stores assembled GPHS modules, prior to their installation into RTGS. The shield rack design is simple and effective, with the result that background radiation levels within Hanford's MRMF room are calculated at just over three percent of those typically experienced during operation of the existing MRMF at Mound, despite the fact that Hanford's calculations assume five times the GPHS inventory of that assumed for Mound.

Sherrell, D.L.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

A shielded storage and processing facility for radioisotope thermoelectric generator heat source production  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses a shielded storage rack which has been installed as part of the Radioisotope Power Systems Facility (RPSF) at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site in Washington State. The RPSF is designed to replace an existing facility at DOE`s Mound Site near Dayton, Ohio, where General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules are currently assembled and installed into Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG). The overall design goal of the RPSF is to increase annual production throughput, while at the same time reducing annual radiation exposure to personnel. The shield rack design successfully achieved this goal for the Module Reduction and Monitoring Facility (MRMF), which process and stores assembled GPHS modules, prior to their installation into RTGS. The shield rack design is simple and effective, with the result that background radiation levels within Hanford`s MRMF room are calculated at just over three percent of those typically experienced during operation of the existing MRMF at Mound, despite the fact that Hanford`s calculations assume five times the GPHS inventory of that assumed for Mound.

Sherrell, D.L.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces Novel Nanostructured Interface Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric...

102

Development of a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal HVAC System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presents development of a thermoelectric device using liquid working fluid on the waste? side and air as working fluid on the main? side to enable zonal or distributed heating/cooling systems within a vehicle

103

Design of improved controller for thermoelectric generator used in distributed generation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper investigates the application of thermal generation based on solid-state devices such as thermoelectric generators (TEGs) as a novel technological alternative of distributed generation (DG). The full detailed modeling and the dynamic simulation of a three-phase grid-connected TEG used as a dispersed generator is studied. Moreover, a new control scheme of the TEG is proposed, which consists of a multi-level hierarchical structure and incorporates a maximum power point tracker (MPPT) for better use of the thermal resource. In addition, reactive power compensation of the electric grid is included, operating simultaneously and independently of the active power generation. Validation of models and control schemes is performed by using the MATLAB/Simulink environment. Moreover, a small-scale TEG experimental set-up was employed to demonstrate the accuracy of proposed models.

M.G. Molina; L.E. Juanicó; G.F. Rinalde; E. Taglialavore; S. Gortari

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Thermoelectric Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicles | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Heat Recovery Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and additional activities in Germany Automotive Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Controls...

105

Development of Cost-Competitive Advanced Thermoelectric Generators...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Advanced Thermoelectric Generators for Direct Conversion of Vehicle Waste Heat into Useful Electrical Power Development of Cost-Competitive Advanced Thermoelectric...

106

Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as applied to waste heat recovery, renewable thermal energy...

107

Large-dimension, high-ZT Thermoelectric Nanocomposites for High...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Large-dimension, high-ZT Thermoelectric Nanocomposites for High-Power High-efficiency Waste Heat Recovery for Electricity Generation Large-dimension, high-ZT Thermoelectric...

108

Cost-Competitive Advanced Thermoelectric Generators for Direct...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Advanced Thermoelectric Generators for Direct Conversion of Vehicle Waste Heat into Useful Electrical Power Cost-Competitive Advanced Thermoelectric Generators for...

109

Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

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Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy...

110

High-Performance Thermoelectric Devices Based on Abundant Silicide...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Development of high-performance thermoelectric devices for vehicle waste heat recovery will include fundamental research to use abundant promising low-cost thermoelectric...

111

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

thermoelectric materials design, synthesis, fabrication, and characterization for power generation using vehicle exhaust waste heat. subramanian.pdf More Documents &...

112

Thermoelectric generator  

SciTech Connect

A thermoelectric generator unit is described comprising: a hot side heat exchanger including a plate having extruded retention posts projecting from one surface of the plate, and fins adapted for contact with a heating source. The fins are positioned between two of the retention posts. Retention rods are inserted between the retention posts and the base of the fins to retain the fin in thermal contact with the plate surface upon insertion of the retention rod between the engaging surface of the post and the corresponding fin. Thermoelectric semi-conductor modules are in thermal contact with the opposite side of the hot side heat exchanger plate from the contact with the fins. The modules are arranged in a grid pattern so that heat flow is directed into each of the modules from the hot side heat exchanger. The modules are connected electrically so as to combine their electrical output; and a cold side heat exchanger is in thermal contact with the modules acting as a heat sink on the opposite side of the module from the hot side heat exchanger plate so as to produce a thermal gradient across the modules.

Shakun, W.; Bearden, J.H.; Henderson, D.R.

1988-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

113

NSF/DOE Thermoelectrics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Waste Heat Recovery Development for commercialization of automotive thermoelectric generators from high-ZT TE materials with using low-cost, widely available materials, system...

114

Improvements to solar thermoelectric generators through device design  

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A solar thermoelectric generator (STEG) is a device which converts sunlight into electricity through the thermoelectric effect. A STEG is nominally formed when a thermoelectric generator (TEG), a type of solid state heat ...

Weinstein, Lee A. (Lee Adragon)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Power generation of a thermoelectric generator with phase change materials  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper, a thermoelectric generator that embeds phase change materials for wasted heat energy harvesting is proposed. The proposed thermoelectric generator embeds phase change materials in its device structure. The phase change materials store large amounts of heat energy using the latent heat of fusion. When the heat source contacts the thermoelectric generator, dissipated heat from the heat source is stored in the phase change materials. When the heat source is removed from the thermoelectric generator, the output power of the thermoelectric generator slowly decreases, while the output power of conventional thermoelectric generators decreases rapidly without the heat source. The additional air layer in the proposed thermoelectric generator disturbs the heat dissipation from the phase change materials, so the thermoelectric generator can maintain the power generation for longer without a heat source. The experimental results for the thermoelectric generator fabricated clearly show the latent heat effect of the phase change materials and the embedded air layer.

Sung-Eun Jo; Myoung-Soo Kim; Min-Ki Kim; Yong-Jun Kim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Bipolar thermoelectric devices  

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The work presented here is a theoretical and experimental study of heat production and transport in bipolar electrical devices, with detailed treatment of thermoelectric effects. Both homojunction and heterojunction devices ...

Pipe, Kevin P. (Kevin Patrick), 1976-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Thermoelectric Microdevice Fabrication Process and Evaluation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)  

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system), radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) are used for power [1]. Thermoelectric devicesThermoelectric Microdevice Fabrication Process and Evaluation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL of integrated thermal management and power management and distribution. Micro thermoelectric converters

118

Nanostructured High Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

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Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery applications Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk...

119

Thermoelectric energy conversion The objective of this laboratory is for you to explore the physics and practical aspects of solidsate heat  

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Thermoelectric energy conversion Objective The objective of this laboratory is for you to explore, plotting software Introduction Most largescale conversion of thermaltoelectrical energy uses a gas cycle the physics and practical aspects of solidsate heat pumps, the direct conversion of thermaltoelectrical

Braun, Paul

120

Benefits of Thermoelectric Technology for the Automobile  

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Discusses improved fuel efficiency and other benefits of automotive application of thermoelectric (power generation and heating/cooling) and the need for production quantities of high-efficiency thermoelectric modules

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121

ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat and Power -...  

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ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat and Power - A Decade of Progress, A Vision for the Future ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat and Power - A Decade of...

122

Survey of Emissions Models for Distributed Combined Heat and...  

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Survey of Emissions Models for Distributed Combined Heat and Power Systems, 2007 Survey of Emissions Models for Distributed Combined Heat and Power Systems, 2007 The models...

123

Thermal Energy Harvesting with Thermoelectrics for Self-powered Sensors: With Applications to Implantable Medical Devices, Body Sensor Networks and Aging in Place  

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By scavenging waste heat, thermoelectric generators mightfor new thermoelectric generators to harvest waste heat fromthermoelectric energy generators (TEGs) that scavenge waste heat,

Chen, Alic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

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More Documents & Publications Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Vehicle Technologies Office...

125

Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as applied to waste heat recovery, renewable thermal energy sources, and energy harvesting

126

Comfort-constrained distributed heat pump management  

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This paper introduces the design of a demand response network control strategy aimed at thermostatically controlled electric heating and cooling systems in buildings. The method relies on the use of programmable communicating thermostats, which are able to provide important component-level state variables to a system-level central controller. This information can be used to build power density distribution functions for the aggregate heat pump load. These functions lay out the fundamental basis for the methodology by allowing for consideration of customer-level constraints within the system-level decision making process. The proposed strategy is then implemented in a computational model to simulate a distribution of buildings, where the aggregate heat pump load is managed to provide the regulation services needed to successfully integrate wind power generators. Increased exploitation of wind resources will place similarly themed ancillary services in high-demand, traditionally provided by dispatchable energy ...

Parkinson, Simon; Crawford, Curran; Djilali, Ned

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat & Power  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

(DOE) (DOE) Industrial Technology Program (ITP) Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Richard Sweetser Senior Advisor DOE's Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center 32% Helping plants save energy today using efficient energy management practices and efficient new technologies Activities to spur widespread commercial use of CHP and other distributed generation solutions 10% Manufacturing Energy Systems 33% Industries of the Future R&D addressing top priorities in America's most energy-intensive industries and cross-cutting activities applicable to multiple industrial subsectors 25% Industrial Distributed Energy Industrial Technical Assistance DOE ITP FY'11 Budget: $100M Knowledge development and

128

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Thermoelectricity is produced by applying a temperature differential to dissimilar electrically conducting or semiconducting materials, thereby producing a voltage that is proportional to the temperature difference. Thermoelectric generators use this effect to directly convert heat into electricity; however, presently-known generators have low efficiencies due to the production of high currents which in turn cause large resistive heating losses. Some thermoelectric generators operate at efficiencies between 4% and 7% in the 800{degrees} to 1200{degrees}C range. According to its major aspects and bradly stated, the present invention is an apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. In particular, the invention is a thermoelectric generator that juxtaposes a superconducting material and a semiconducting material - so that the superconducting and the semiconducting materials touch - to convert heat energy into electrical energy without resistive losses in the temperature range below the critical temperature of the superconducting material. Preferably, an array of superconducting material is encased in one of several possible configurations within a second material having a high thermal conductivity, preferably a semiconductor, to form a thermoelectric generator.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle  

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A thermoelectric generator is described for producing electric power for a motor vehicle from the heat of the exhaust gases produced by the engine of the motor vehicle. The exhaust gases pass through a finned heat transfer support structure which has seat positions on its outside surface for the positioning of thermoelectric modules. A good contact cylinder provides a framework from which a spring force can be applied to the thermoelectric modules to hold them in good contact on their seats on the surface of the heat transfer support structure. 8 figs.

Bass, J.C.

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

130

Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric generator for producing electric power for a motor vehicle from the heat of the exhaust gasses produced by the engine of the motor vehicle. The exhaust gasses pass through a finned heat transfer support structure which has seat positions on its outside surface for the positioning of thermoelectric modules. A good contact cylinder provides a framework from which a spring force can be applied to the thermoelectric modules to hold them in good contact on their seats on the surface of the heat transfer support structure.

Bass, John C. (6121 La Pintra Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037)

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

131

On the role of interface imperfections in thermoelectric nondestructive materials characterization  

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On the role of interface imperfections in thermoelectric nondestructive materials characterization of thermoelectric nondestructive materials characterization technique. It is shown that contact heating between used in nonde- structive materials characterization. The thermoelectric volt- age is given by VSR Tc Ti

Nagy, Peter B.

132

High Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Characterization for...  

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2009 -- Washington D.C. lmp06wang.pdf More Documents & Publications High-Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Characterization for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery: Success...

133

QUANTUM WELLS THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES FOR DIESEL ENGINES  

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Thermoelectric materials are utilized for power generation in remote locations, on spacecraft used for interplanetary exploration, and in places where waste heat can be recovered.

Ghamaty, Saeid

2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

134

An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Discusses isostatic pressing for scalable TE elements, properties characterization of nanostructured ZnO materials, and heat exchanger designs to improve device efficiency

135

Cylinder wall waste heat recovery from liquid-cooled internal combustion engines utilizing thermoelectric generators.  

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?? This report is a dissertation proposal that focuses on the energy balance within an internal combustion engine with a unique coolant-based waste heat recovery… (more)

Armstead, John Randall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Advanced Thermoelectric Materials and Generator Technology for Automotive Waste Heat at GM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Overview of design, fabrication, integration, and test of working prototype TEG for engine waste heat recovery on Suburban test vehicle, and continuing investigation of skutterudite materials systems

137

Measurement of flow field and local heat transfer distribution on a scraped heat exchanger crystalliser surface  

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Measurement of flow field and local heat transfer distribution on a scraped heat exchanger geometry the flow field influence on the local heat transfer distribution on an evenly cooled scraped heat loss heat loss to the surroundings stst stainless steel plate lc thermo-chromic liquid crystal

Boyer, Edmond

138

Overview of Fords Thermoelectric Programs: Waste Heat Recovery and Climate Control  

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Overview of progress in TE waste heat recovery from sedan gasoline-engine exhaust, TE HVAC system in hybrid sedan, and establishing targets for cost, power density, packaging, durability, and systems integration

139

Development of a 500 Watt High Temperature Thermoelectric Generator...  

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More Documents & Publications Development of a 100-Watt High Temperature Thermoelectric Generator Automotive Waste Heat Conversion to Power Program Automotive Waste Heat...

140

Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials...  

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burners for battery-replacement, waste-heat recovery on vehicles, heat-powered mobile units, and for thermoelectric cooling of high-performance infrared systems for...

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141

Integrated Design and Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Generator Using Thermal Spray  

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Presents progress in cost-effective thermoelectric generator fabrication by thermal spraying of thermoelectric materials and other functional layers directly onto automotive exhaust pipes with enhanced performance, durability, and heat transfer

142

Distributed Generation with Heat Recovery and Storage  

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Energy; Grid systems; Optimization; Heat flow; Financialof grid power and by utilizing combined heat and power (CHP)

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan M.; Zhou, Nan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

A Novel Optimization Method for the Electric Topology of Thermoelectric Modules Used in an Automobile Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator  

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Based on Bi2Te3 thermoelectric modules, a kind of automobile exhaust thermoelectric generator (AETEG) with a ... heat exchanger and cooling system. Then, their electric topology (series or parallel hybrid) was .....

Rui Quan; Xinfeng Tang; Shuhai Quan; Liang Huang

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Property:Distributed Generation System Heating-Cooling Application | Open  

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Heating-Cooling Application Heating-Cooling Application Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "Distributed Generation System Heating-Cooling Application" Showing 21 pages using this property. D Distributed Generation Study/10 West 66th Street Corp + Domestic Hot Water +, Space Heat and/or Cooling + Distributed Generation Study/Aisin Seiki G60 at Hooligans Bar and Grille + Domestic Hot Water + Distributed Generation Study/Arrow Linen + Domestic Hot Water + Distributed Generation Study/Dakota Station (Minnegasco) + Space Heat and/or Cooling +, Other + Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College + Space Heat and/or Cooling +, Domestic Hot Water + Distributed Generation Study/Emerling Farm + Domestic Hot Water +, Process Heat and/or Cooling +

145

Commercialization of Bulk Thermoelectric Materials for Power...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Publications Commercialization of Bulk Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation Hydrogen Embrittlement of Pipeline Steels: Causes and Remediation Distributed Bio-Oil...

146

OCCURRENCE DISTRIBUTION OF PREFERENTIAL HEATING EVENTS IN THE AURORA  

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OCCURRENCE DISTRIBUTION OF PREFERENTIAL HEATING EVENTS IN THE AURORA E. J. Lund, 1 E. M¨obius, 1 D of electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves and are associated with inverted­V electron distributions and ULF waves have been suggested as candidates for heating ions, the heating is much more efficient when

Lund, Eric J.

147

Distributed Generation with Heat Recovery and Storage  

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power generation with combined heat and power applications,”of carbon tax on combined heat and power adoption by a131(1), 2-25. US Combined Heat and Power Association (

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan M.; Zhou, Nan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Distributed Generation with Heat Recovery and Storage  

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of fossil fuel sources of waste heat and other lossesthat this is only the waste heat from fossil generation,an estimate of the total waste heat from fossil generation

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan M.; Zhou, Nan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Numerical study of porous media thermoelectric converter  

SciTech Connect

Thermoelectric conversion is direct conversion technology that has characteristics of being maintenance free. However, the efficiency of the conventional bulk semiconductor thermoelectric device is about 20% for ideal theoretical calculation, and less than 5% for an actual application. The efficiency is very low because the heat conduction in the device and the Joule loss are too large compared with the Peltier heat which is changed into the electric power. The thermoelectric device made by porous media is heated by the radiation and maintains a large temperature difference by the gas which passes in the porous device. Therefore, the influence of the heat conduction in the thermoelectric device is small and the improvement of the conversion efficiency can be attempted. In this paper, the authors report the calculated results and the performance of thermoelectric converter made with porous media.

Kosaka, Kenichirou; Yamada, Akira

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

150

ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat and Power: Effective...  

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Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat and Power: Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future Report describing the...

151

Indentation of a punch with chemical or heat distribution at...  

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Indentation of a punch with chemical or heat distribution at its base into transversely isotropic half-space: Application to local thermal and electrochemical probes Edgar...

152

ENERGY PAYBACK OPTIMIZATION OF THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR SYSTEMS  

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and the thermoelectric module should be performed. Active cooling and the design of the heat sink are customized to findENERGY PAYBACK OPTIMIZATION OF THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR SYSTEMS Kazuaki Yazawa Dept model for optimizing thermoelectric power generation system is developed and utilized for parametric

153

Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials and Devices at the Army Research Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Army interests in thermoelectrics include integrated TE-hand-held burners for battery-replacement, waste-heat recovery on vehicles, heat-powered mobile units, and for thermoelectric cooling of high-performance infrared systems for surveillance

154

Silicide Nanopowders as Low-Cost and High-Performance Thermoelectric Materials  

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Thermoelectric devices directly convert heat into electricity and are very attractive for waste heat recovery and solar energy utilization. If thermoelectric devices can be made sufficiently efficient and inex...

Renkun Chen

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Modular Isotopic Thermoelectric Generator  

SciTech Connect

Advanced RTG concepts utilizing improved thermoelectric materials and converter concepts are under study at Fairchild for DOE. The design described here is based on DOE's newly developed radioisotope heat source, and on an improved silicon-germanium material and a multicouple converter module under development at Syncal. Fairchild's assignment was to combine the above into an attractive power system for use in space, and to assess the specific power and other attributes of that design. The resultant design is highly modular, consisting of standard RTG slices, each producing ~24 watts at the desired output voltage of 28 volt. Thus, the design could be adapted to various space missions over a wide range of power levels, with little or no redesign. Each RTG slice consists of a 250-watt heat source module, eight multicouple thermoelectric modules, and standard sections of insulator, housing, radiator fins, and electrical circuit. The design makes it possible to check each thermoelectric module for electrical performance, thermal contact, leaktightness, and performance stability, after the generator is fully assembled; and to replace any deficient modules without disassembling the generator or perturbing the others. The RTG end sections provide the spring-loaded supports required to hold the free-standing heat source stack together during launch vibration. Details analysis indicates that the design offers a substantial improvement in specific power over the present generator of RTGs, using the same heat source modules. There are three copies in the file.

Schock, Alfred

1981-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

156

Industrial Distributed Energy: Combined Heat & Power  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Information about the Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program and its Combined Heat and Power program.

157

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device.

Metzger, John D. (Eaton's Neck, NY); El-Genk, Mohamed S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat is disclosed. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device. 4 figs.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

160

Definition: Thermoelectric power generation | Open Energy Information  

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Thermoelectric power generation Thermoelectric power generation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Thermoelectric power generation The conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy. Thermoelectric generation relies on a fuel source (e.g. fossil, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, or solar) to heat a fluid to drive a turbine[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice-versa. A thermoelectric device creates voltage when there is a different temperature on each side. Conversely, when a voltage is applied to it, it creates a temperature difference. At the atomic scale, an applied temperature gradient causes charge carriers in the material to diffuse from the hot side to the cold

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161

Special Application Thermoelectric Micro Isotope Power Sources  

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Promising design concepts for milliwatt (mW) size micro isotope power sources (MIPS) are being sought for use in various space and terrestrial applications, including a multitude of future NASA scientific missions and a range of military applications. To date, the radioisotope power sources (RPS) used on various space and terrestrial programs have provided power levels ranging from one-half to several hundred watts. In recent years, the increased use of smaller spacecraft and planned new scientific space missions by NASA, special terrestrial and military applications suggest the need for lower power, including mW level, radioisotope power sources. These power sources have the potential to enable such applications as long-lived meteorological or seismological stations distributed across planetary surfaces, surface probes, deep space micro-spacecraft and sub-satellites, terrestrial sensors, transmitters, and micro-electromechanical systems. The power requirements are in the range of 1 mW to several hundred mW. The primary technical requirements for space applications are long life, high reliability, high specific power, and high power density, and those for some special military uses are very high power density, specific power, reliability, low radiological induced degradation, and very low radiation leakage. Thermoelectric conversion is of particular interest because of its technological maturity and proven reliability. This paper summarizes the thermoelectric, thermal, and radioisotope heat source designs and presents the corresponding performance for a number of mW size thermoelectric micro isotope power sources.

Heshmatpour, Ben; Lieberman, Al; Khayat, Mo; Leanna, Andrew; Dobry, Ted [Teledyne Energy Systems, Incorporated, 10707 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (United States)

2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

162

Distributed Generation with Heat Recovery and Storage  

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selection of on-site power generation with combined heat andTotal Electricity Generation Figure 13. Small MercantileWeekday Total Electricity Generation (No Storage Adoption

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan M.; Zhou, Nan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Thermoelectric power generator with intermediate loop  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric power generator is disclosed for use to generate electrical power from heat, typically waste heat. An intermediate heat transfer loop forms a part of the system to permit added control and adjustability in the system. This allows the thermoelectric power generator to more effectively and efficiently generate power in the face of dynamically varying temperatures and heat flux conditions, such as where the heat source is the exhaust of an automobile, or any other heat source with dynamic temperature and heat flux conditions.

Bell, Lon E; Crane, Douglas Todd

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

164

Thermoelectric power generator with intermediate loop  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric power generator is disclosed for use to generate electrical power from heat, typically waste heat. An intermediate heat transfer loop forms a part of the system to permit added control and adjustability in the system. This allows the thermoelectric power generator to more effectively and efficiently generate power in the face of dynamically varying temperatures and heat flux conditions, such as where the heat source is the exhaust of an automobile, or any other heat source with dynamic temperature and heat flux conditions.

Bel,; Lon E. (Altadena, CA); Crane, Douglas Todd (Pasadena, CA)

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

165

System level modeling of thermoelectric generators for automotive...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

and for a wide range of operating conditions. chen.pdf More Documents & Publications Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Combustion Exhaust Gas...

166

Thermoelectric Generator Development at Renault Trucks-Volvo Group  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Reviews project to study the potential of thermoelectricity for diesel engines of trucks and passenger cars, where relatively low exhaust temperature is challenging for waste heat recovery systems

167

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

New p-type and n-type multiple-rattler skutterudite thermoelectric materials design, synthesis, fabrication, and characterization for power generation using vehicle exhaust waste heat.

168

Thermoelectric Opportunities in Light-Duty Vehicles | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Light-Duty Vehicles Overview of thermoelectric (TE) vehicle exhaust heat recovery, TE HVAC systems, and OEM role in establishing guidelines for cost, power density, systems...

169

Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Waste Heat Recovery Project Overview 2 * Start: October 2011 * End: September 2015 * Percent complete -...

170

SunShot Initiative: Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power  

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Recent developments of thermoelectric power generation  

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One form of energy generation that is expected to be on the rise in the next several decades is thermoelectric power generation (TEPG) which converts heat directly to electricity. Compared with other methods, ...

Luan Weiling; Tu Shantung

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

High temperature thermoelectrics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a thermoelectric device includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements that each include a diffusion barrier. The diffusion barrier includes a refractory metal. The thermoelectric device also includes a plurality of conductors coupled to the plurality of thermoelectric elements. The plurality of conductors include aluminum. In addition, the thermoelectric device includes at least one plate coupled to the plurality of thermoelectric elements using a braze. The braze includes aluminum.

Moczygemba, Joshua E.; Biershcenk, James L.; Sharp, Jeffrey W.

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

173

Bulk dimensional nanocomposites for thermoelectric applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Thermoelectric elements may be used for heat sensors, heat pumps, and thermoelectric generators. A quantum-dot or nano-scale grain size polycrystalline material the effects of size-quantization are present inside the nanocrystals. A thermoelectric element composed of densified Groups IV-VI material, such as calcogenide-based materials are doped with metal or chalcogenide to form interference barriers form along grains. The dopant used is either silver or sodium. These chalcogenide materials form nanoparticles of highly crystal grains, and may specifically be between 1- and 100 nm. The compound is densified by spark plasma sintering.

Nolas, George S

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

174

Composite Thermoelectric Devices  

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Composite thermoelectric devices incorporating common conductors laminated between P- and N-type thermoelectric plates demonstrate internal ohmic loss reduction and enhanced performance

175

PSPICE-Compatible Equivalent Circuit of Thermoelectric Coolers Simon Lineykin and Sam Ben-Yaakov*  

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. The thermoelectric module (TEM) can be used for cooling, heating, and energy generation [1] - [3]. The objective OF OPERATION Five energy-conversion processes take place in a thermoelectric module: conductive heat transfer of thermodynamics, one can express the energy equilibrium at both sides of the thermoelectric module

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Influence of temperature on characters of thermoelectric generators based on test bed  

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In order to achieve the energy recovery of the coolant heat for internal combustion engine (ICE) using the thermoelectric generation (TEG) technology, one test bed for studying the influence of temperature on the characters of thermoelectric generators ...

Zongzheng Ma, Xinli Wang, Anjie Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Energy Efficient HVAC System for Distributed Cooling/Heating with Thermoelectric Devices  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Energy Efficient HVAC System for Distributed Cooling/Heating with Thermoelectric Devices  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Evaluation of stack criteria pollutant gas absorption in the new generation thermoelectric water condenser fitted with laminar impinger type heat exchangers  

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Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to establish an Acid Rain Program to reduce the adverse effects of acidic deposition. The Act specifically stipulated that CEMS (continuous emissions monitoring systems) be used to measure the stack emissions under this program. Along with these rules, comes the task of the Stack Tester (Reference Method) to routinely perform RATA (Relative Accuracy Test Audit) tests on the installed CEMS. This paper presents a laboratory and field test sequence to evaluate the signal attenuation through the gas sample conditioning, water condensation removal process, using laminar flow impinger heat exchangers. This method is compared to the EPA CFR 40, Part 60, Appendix A, Method 6, glass impinger train, commonly used by RATA stack testers. CFR 40, Part 75 revisions as of the CAAA 1990, requires more stringent certification and CEMS performance standards. These standards are summarized and related to gas absorption in both the thermoelectric cooler heat exchanger and the Method 6 glass impinger train system. As an incentive to reduce the frequency of RATA tests required per year, emitters are encouraged to achieve relative accuracies of 7.5% or less compared to the reference method. This incentive requires better reference method test apparatus definition. This paper will explore these alternatives and provide test data for comparison to the currently available apparatus. Also discussed is the theory of Electronic Gas Sample Coolers and their practical application to the removal of water from stack gas.

Baldwin, T. [Baldwin Environmental, Inc., Reno, NV (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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HT-PEM Fuel Cell System with Integrated Thermoelectric Exhaust  

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HT-PEM Fuel Cell System with Integrated Thermoelectric Exhaust Heat Recovery Xin Gao Dissertation, Denmark #12;HT-PEM Fuel Cell System with Integrated Thermoelectric Exhaust Heat Recovery Xin Gao © 2014 Technology Pontoppidanstræde 101 9220 Aalborg Denmark #12;Title: HT-PEM Fuel Cell System with Integrated

Berning, Torsten

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181

Thermoelectric generator apparatus and operation method  

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A method of operating a thermoelectric generator includes: cyclically producing increasing then decreasing temperature differences in the thermoelectric material of the generator; and generating a cyclically increasing then decreasing electrical generator output signal, in response to such temperature differences, to transmit electrical power generated by the generator from the generator. Part of the thermoelectric material reaches temperatures substantially above the melting temperature of the material. The thermoelectric material of the generator forms a part of a closed electrical loop about a transformer core so that the inductor voltage for the loop serves as the output signal of the generator. A thermoelectric generator, which can be driven by the described method of operation, incorporates fins into a thermopile to conduct heat toward or away from the alternating spaces between adjacent layers of different types of thermoelectric material. The fins extend from between adjacent layers, so that they can also conduct electrical current between such layers, perpendicularly to the direction of stacking of the layers. The exhaust from an internal combustion engine can be employed to drive the thermoelectric generator, and, also, to act as a driver for a thermoelectric generator in accordance with the method of operation initially described.

Lowther, F.E.

1984-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

182

Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials...  

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Laboratory Army interests in thermoelectrics include integrated TE-hand-held burners for battery-replacement, waste-heat recovery on vehicles, heat-powered mobile units, and for...

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Challenges and Opportunities in Thermoelectric Materials Research...  

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Nanocomposites, plus Overview of Research on Thermoelectric Materials and Devices in China NSFDOE Thermoelectric Partnership: Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics...

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Novel Nanostructured Interface Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric...  

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Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with...

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Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 4, 2010, no. 11, 505 -514 Efficiency of Inhomogeneous Thermoelectric  

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- rounding the ship. Future work in thermoelectrics includes converting waste heat from power plants, trucks Thermoelectric Generators Hong Zhou Department of Applied Mathematics Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA thermoelectric generators. The effects of different physical parameters on the efficiency of a generator

Zhou, Hong

186

Thermoelectric Effect across the Metal-Insulator Domain Walls in VO2  

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-performance thermoelectric materials are currently one of the focuses in materials research for energy conversion technologies.1-4 A good thermoelectric material should have a relatively high thermopower (Seebeck coefficient perpendicular to the current and heat flow direction. This offers a material platform where the thermoelectric

Wu, Junqiao

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 88, 085426 (2013) Nonlinear thermoelectric transport: A class of nanodevices for high efficiency  

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I. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric materials1 can convert unused waste heat to electricity (Seebeck effect) or use electricity for refrigeration (Peltier effect). A good thermoelectric material needs charge. As a result it has not yet been possible to find bulk thermoelectric materials efficient enough

Muttalib, Khandker

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Nontoxic and Abundant Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Nanocrystals for Potential High-Temperature Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting  

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materials is of great interest due to its simplicity and reliability. However, many thermoelectric materials thermoelectric (TE) materials for waste heat recovery and solid-state cooling. However, most of these TE, the best-commercialized thermoelectric bulk material (Bi2Te3-based alloy) has a ZT around 1,2,3 whereas

Chen, Yong P.

189

Nanocomposites as thermoelectric materials  

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Thermoelectric materials have attractive applications in electric power generation and solid-state cooling. The performance of a thermoelectric device depends on the dimensionless figure of merit (ZT) of the material, ...

Hao, Qing

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

POTENTIAL THERMOELECTRIC APPLICATIONS IN DIESEL VEHICLES  

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Novel thermodynamic cycles developed by BSST provide improvements by factors of approximately 2 in cooling, heating and power generation efficiency of solid-state thermoelectric systems. The currently available BSST technology is being evaluated in automotive development programs for important new applications. Thermoelectric materials are likely to become available that further increase performance by a comparable factor. These major advancements should allow the use of thermoelectric systems in new applications that have the prospect of contributing to emissions reduction, fuel economy, and improved user comfort. Potential applications of thermoelectrics in diesel vehicles are identified and discussed. As a case in point, the history and status of the Climate Controlled Seat (CCS) system from Amerigon, the parent of BSST, is presented. CCS is the most successful and highest production volume thermoelectric system in vehicles today. As a second example, the results of recent analyses on electric power generation from vehicle waste heat are discussed. Conclusions are drawn as to the practicality of waste power generation systems that incorporate BSST's thermodynamic cycle and advanced thermoelectric materials.

Crane, D

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro- & Nano-Technologies Enabling More Compact, Lightweight Thermoelectric Power Generation & Cooling Systems  

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Advanced thermoelectric energy recovery and cooling system weight and volume improvements with low-cost microtechnology heat and mass transfer devices are presented

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Thermoelectric-Generator-Based DC-DC Conversion Network for Automotive Applications.  

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?? As waste heat recovering techniques, especially thermoelectric generator (TEG technologies, develop during recent years?its utilization in automotive industry is attempted from many aspects. Previous… (more)

Li, Molan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

CsBi4Te6: A High-Performance Thermoelectric Material for Low...  

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M. Bastea, C. Uher, M. Kanatzidis Year: 2000 Abstract: Thermoelectric (Peltier) heat pumps are capable of refrigerating solid or fluid objects, and unlike conventional...

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Thermoelectric Power Generation System with Loop Thermosyphon in Future High Efficiency Hybrid Vehicles  

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This project discusses preliminary experimental results to find how thermoelectrics can be applied ot future hybrid vehicles and the optimum design of such equipment using heat pipes

195

Advanced Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioners  

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Presents recent advances in thermoelectric device fabrication and the design of novel cooling/heating engines exploiting thermal storage for efficient air-conditioners in automobiles

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Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Efficiency Thermoelectric Materials |  

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Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Efficiency Thermoelectric Materials Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights Highlight Archives News & Events Publications Contact BES Home 04.27.12 Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Efficiency Thermoelectric Materials Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Scientific Achievement A newly synthesized bulk thermoelectric material that contains nanocrystals with the same orientation and structure as the host material breaks thermoelectric efficiency records by blocking thermal, but not electrical, conductivity. Significance and Impact A new strategy to design inexpensive materials that more efficiently convert heat to electricity. Research Details Thermoelectric materials directly generate electrical power from heat, but

197

Catalytic converter with thermoelectric generator  

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The unique design of an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) and the inclusion of an ECO valve in the exhaust of an internal combustion engine will meet the strict new emission requirements, especially at vehicle cold start, adopted by several states in this country as well as in Europe and Japan. The catalytic converter (CC) has been a most useful tool in pollution abatement for the automobile. But the emission requirements are becoming more stringent and, along with other improvements, the CC must be improved to meet these new standards. Coupled with the ECO valve, the EHC can meet these new emission limits. In an internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV), approximately 80% of the energy consumed leaves the vehicle as waste heat: out the tail pipe, through the radiator, or convected/radiated off the engine. Included with the waste heat out the tail pipe are the products of combustion which must meet strict emission requirements. The design of a new CC is presented here. This is an automobile CC that has the capability of producing electrical power and reducing the quantity of emissions at vehicle cold start, the Thermoelectric Catalytic Power Generator. The CC utilizes the energy of the exothermic reactions that take place in the catalysis substrate to produce electrical energy with a thermoelectric generator. On vehicle cold start, the thermoelectric generator is used as a heat pump to heat the catalyst substrate to reduce the time to catalyst light-off. Thus an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) will be used to augment the abatement of tail pipe emissions. Included with the EHC in the exhaust stream of the automobile is the ECO valve. This valve restricts the flow of pollutants out the tail pipe of the vehicle for a specified amount of time until the EHC comes up to operating temperature. Then the ECO valve opens and allows the full exhaust, now treated by the EHC, to leave the vehicle.

Parise, R.J.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Thermoelectric materials having porosity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric material and a method of making a thermoelectric material are provided. In certain embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises at least 10 volume percent porosity. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material has a zT greater than about 1.2 at a temperature of about 375 K. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a topological thermoelectric material. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a general composition of (Bi.sub.1-xSb.sub.x).sub.u(Te.sub.1-ySe.sub.y).sub.w, wherein 0.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.1, 0.ltoreq.y.ltoreq.1, 1.8.ltoreq.u.ltoreq.2.2, 2.8.ltoreq.w.ltoreq.3.2. In further embodiments, the thermoelectric material includes a compound having at least one group IV element and at least one group VI element. In certain embodiments, the method includes providing a powder comprising a thermoelectric composition, pressing the powder, and sintering the powder to form the thermoelectric material.

Heremans, Joseph P.; Jaworski, Christopher M.; Jovovic, Vladimir; Harris, Fred

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

199

In-line thermoelectric module  

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A thermoelectric module with a plurality of electricity generating units each having a first end and a second end, the units being arranged first end to second end along an in-line axis. Each unit includes first and second elements each made of a thermoelectric material, an electrically conductive hot member arranged to heat one side of the first element, and an electrically conductive cold member arranged to cool another side of the first element and to cool one side of the second element. The hot member, the first element, the cold member and the second element are supported in a fixture, are electrically connected respectively to provide an electricity generating unit, and are arranged respectively in positions along the in-line axis. The individual components of each generating unit and the respective generating units are clamped in their in-line positions by a loading bolt at one end of the fixture and a stop wall at the other end of the fixture. The hot members may have a T-shape and the cold members an hourglass shape to facilitate heat transfer. The direction of heat transfer through the hot members may be perpendicular to the direction of heat transfer through the cold members, and both of these heat transfer directions may be perpendicular to the direction of current flow through the module.

Pento, Robert (Algonquin, IL); Marks, James E. (Glenville, NY); Staffanson, Clifford D. (S. Glens Falls, NY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

In-Line Thermoelectric Module  

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A thermoelectric module with a plurality of electricity generating units each having a first end and a second end, the units being arranged first end to second end along an-in-line axis. Each unit includes first and second elements each made of a thermoelectric material, an electrically conductive hot member arranged to heat one side of the first element, and an electrically conductive cold member arranged to cool another side of the first element and to cool one side of the second element. The hot member, the first element, the cold member and the second element are supported in a fixture, are electrically connected respectively to provide an electricity generating unit, and are arranged respectively in positions along the in-line axis. The individual components of each generating unit and the respective generating units are clamped in their in-line positions by a loading bolt at one end of the fixture and a stop wall at the other end of the fixture. The hot members may have a T-shape and the cold members an hourglass shape to facilitate heat transfer. The direction of heat transfer through the hot members may be perpendicular to the direction of heat transfer through the cold members, and both of these heat transfer directions maybe perpendicular to the direction-of current flow through the module.

Pento, Robert; Marks, James E.; Staffanson, Clifford D.

1998-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Transportable automated ammonia sensor based on a pulsed thermoelectrically cooled  

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Transportable automated ammonia sensor based on a pulsed thermoelectrically cooled quantum single-frequency, thermoelectrically cooled, pulsed quantum-cascade laser with an embedded distributed absorption spectroscopy with a pulsed QC DFB laser was reported in Ref. 3, where wavelength modulation

202

High Temperature Integrated Thermoelectric Ststem and Materials  

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The final goal of this project is to produce, by the end of Phase II, an all ceramic high temperature thermoelectric module. Such a module design integrates oxide ceramic n-type, oxide ceramic p-type materials as thermoelectric legs and oxide ceramic conductive material as metalizing connection between n-type and p-type legs. The benefits of this all ceramic module are that it can function at higher temperatures (> 700 C), it is mechanically and functionally more reliable and it can be scaled up to production at lower cost. With this all ceramic module, millions of dollars in savings or in new opportunities recovering waste heat from high temperature processes could be made available. A very attractive application will be to convert exhaust heat from a vehicle to reusable electric energy by a thermoelectric generator (TEG). Phase I activities were focused on evaluating potential n-type and p-type oxide compositions as the thermoelectric legs. More than 40 oxide ceramic powder compositions were made and studied in the laboratory. The compositions were divided into 6 groups representing different material systems. Basic ceramic properties and thermoelectric properties of discs sintered from these powders were measured. Powders with different particles sizes were made to evaluate the effects of particle size reduction on thermoelectric properties. Several powders were submitted to a leading thermoelectric company for complete thermoelectric evaluation. Initial evaluation showed that when samples were sintered by conventional method, they had reasonable values of Seebeck coefficient but very low values of electrical conductivity. Therefore, their power factors (PF) and figure of merits (ZT) were too low to be useful for high temperature thermoelectric applications. An unconventional sintering method, Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) was determined to produce better thermoelectric properties. Particle size reduction of powders also was found to have some positive benefits. Two composition systems, specifically 1.0 SrO - 0.8 x 1.03 TiO2 - 0.2 x 1.03 NbO2.5 and 0.97 TiO2 - 0.03 NbO2.5, have been identified as good base line compositions for n-type thermoelectric compositions in future module design. Tests of these materials at an outside company were promising using that company's processing and material expertise. There was no unique p-type thermoelectric compositions identified in phase I work other than several current cobaltite materials. Ca3Co4O9 will be the primary p-type material for the future module design until alternative materials are developed. BaTiO3 and rare earth titanate based dielectric compositions show both p-type and n-type behavior even though their electrical conductivities were very low. Further research and development of these materials for thermoelectric applications is planned in the future. A preliminary modeling and optimization of a thermoelectric generator (TEG) that uses the n-type 1.0 SrO - 1.03 x 0.8 TiO2 - 1.03 x 0.2 NbO2.5 was performed. Future work will combine development of ceramic powders and manufacturing expertise at TAM, development of SPS at TAM or a partner organization, and thermoelectric material/module testing, modeling, optimization, production at several partner organizations.

Mike S. H. Chu

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

203

Determination of Thermoelectric Module Efficiency A Survey  

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The development of thermoelectrics (TE) for energy conversion is in the transition phase from laboratory research to device development. There is an increasing demand to accurately determine the module efficiency, especially for the power generation mode. For many thermoelectrics, the figure of merit, ZT, of the material sometimes cannot be fully realized at the device level. Reliable efficiency testing of thermoelectric modules is important to assess the device ZT and provide the end-users with realistic values on how much power can be generated under specific conditions. We conducted a general survey of efficiency testing devices and their performance. The results indicated the lack of industry standards and test procedures. This study included a commercial test system and several laboratory systems. Most systems are based on the heat flow meter method and some are based on the Harman method. They are usually reproducible in evaluating thermoelectric modules. However, cross-checking among different systems often showed large errors that are likely caused by unaccounted heat loss and thermal resistance. Efficiency testing is an important area for the thermoelectric community to focus on. A follow-up international standardization effort is planned.

Wang, Hsin [ORNL; McCarty, Robin [Marlow Industries, Inc; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Yamamoto, Atsushi [AIST, Japan; Konig, Jan [Fraunhofer-Institute, Freiburg, Germany

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPONENTS AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES, VOL. 32, NO. 2, JUNE 2009 447 Temperature Profile Inside Microscale Thermoelectric  

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Temperature Profile Inside Microscale Thermoelectric Module Acquired Using Near-Infrared Thermoreflectance-scale thermoelectric modules. By determining localized sources of Joule heating, one can identify manufacturing errors and generate design rules that can improve the cooling performance of the thermoelectric device. Index Terms

205

A versatile thermoelectric temperature controller with 10 mK reproducibility and 100 mK absolute accuracy  

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elements and thermoelectric modules to heat or cool in the 40 to 40 °C range. A schematic of our controllerA versatile thermoelectric temperature controller with 10 mK reproducibility and 100 mK absolute December 2009 We describe a general-purpose thermoelectric temperature controller with 1 mK stability, 10 m

Libbrecht, Kenneth G.

206

Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion  

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Efficiencies of different types of solar thermoelectric generators were predicted using theoretical modeling and validated with measurements using constructed prototypes under different solar intensities

207

Geometric effect on cooling power and performance of an integrated thermoelectric generation-cooling system  

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Abstract Geometric design of an integrated thermoelectric generation-cooling system is performed numerically using a finite element method. In the system, a thermoelectric cooler (TEC) is powered directly by a thermoelectric generator (TEG). Two different boundary conditions in association with the effects of contact resistance and heat convection on system performance are taken into account. The results suggest that the characteristics of system performance under varying TEG length are significantly different from those under altering TEC length. When the TEG length is changed, the entire behavior of system performance depends highly on the boundary conditions. On the other hand, the maximum distributions of cooling power and coefficient of performance (COP) are exhibited when the TEC length is altered, whether the hot surface of TEG is given by a fixed temperature or heat transfer rate. The system performance will be reduced once the contact resistance and heat convection are considered. When the lengths of TEG and TEC vary, the maximum reduction percentages of system performance are 12.45% and 18.67%, respectively. The numerical predictions have provided a useful insight into the design of integrated TEG–TEC systems.

Wei-Hsin Chen; Chien-Chang Wang; Chen-I Hung

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Steady State Thermoelectric Field-Reversed Configurations  

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It is shown that the cross-field thermoelectric force of magnetized plasmas can maintain field-reversed configurations against resistive diffusion, resulting in a steady state device attractive for thermonuclear fusion. If a peaked radial temperature profile is maintained, the thermoelectric force is in the opposite direction to the usual resistive friction, thus maintaining the field configuration. The field maintenance is tantamount to dynamo action, operating even in two dimensions. We show that a steady state device can be made by simply heating the O-point: no external electric fields or particle sources are needed. The feasibility of this scheme for fusion is discussed.

A. B. Hassam; R. M. Kulsrud; R. J. Goldston; H. Ji; M. Yamada

1999-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

209

Transport in Charged Colloids Driven by Thermoelectricity  

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We study the thermal diffusion coefficient DT of a charged colloid in a temperature gradient, and find that it is to a large extent determined by the thermoelectric response of the electrolyte solution. The thermally induced salinity gradient leads in general to a strong increase with temperature. The difference of the heat of transport of coions and counterions gives rise to a thermoelectric field that drives the colloid to the cold or to the warm, depending on the sign of its charge. Our results provide an explanation for recent experimental findings on thermophoresis in colloidal suspensions.

Alois Würger

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

210

Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Emission measure distribution in loops impulsively heated at the  

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Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Emission measure distribution in loops impulsively heated balance under the e#ects of steady heating, heat flux and radiative losses, with the magnetic field only by the evidence of sharply peaked emission measure distributions in active stars, and by the claims of isothermal

211

A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System Combined Heat and Power System by Zachary Mills Norwood Doctor of Philosophy in the Energy and Resources of analysis of Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power (DCS-CHP) systems is a design

California at Berkeley, University of

212

Measurements of Film Flow Rate in Heated Tubes with Various Axial Power Distributions  

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Measurements of Film Flow Rate in Heated Tubes with Various Axial Power Distributions by Carl, Measurements of Film Flow Rate in Heated Tubes with Various Axial Power Distributions KTH Nuclear Reactor power is limited by a phenomenon called critical heat flux (CHF). It appears as a sudden detoriation

Haviland, David

213

Vehicular Thermoelectric Applications Session DEER 2009  

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Or this? Car of the Future? International Thermoelectric Conference 2009 - Frieburg, Germany U.S. Spacecraft using Radioisotope Thermoelectric Power Generators Thermoelectric...

214

Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology An overview of the DOE activities in vehicular application of thermoelectrics...

215

Heat transfer pathways in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems  

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permission. QC-06-053 Heat Transfer Pathways in Underfloorchange the dynamics of heat transfer within a room as wellchange the dynamics of heat transfer within a room as well

Bauman, F.; Jin, H.; Webster, T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Heat transfer pathways in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems  

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Conference of the Society of Heat- ing, Air-Conditioning,permission. QC-06-053 Heat Transfer Pathways in Underfloorthis paper: Results of heat gain shown in this theoretical

Bauman, F.; Jin, H.; Webster, T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Automotive Thermoelectric Generators and HVAC  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Provides overview of DOE-supported projects in automotive thermoelectric generators and heaters/air conditioners

218

AMO Industrial Distributed Energy: Combine Heat and Power: A...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Clean Energy Solution Combined Heat and Power August 2012 Combined Heat and Power: A Clean Energy Solution 1 Contents Executive Summary ......

219

Heat Transfer Coefficient Distribution in the Furnace of a 300MWe CFB Boiler  

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Properly understanding and calculating the distributions of heat flux and heat transfer coefficient (?) in the furnace is important in designing a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, especially with supercrit...

P. Zhang; J. F. Lu; H. R. Yang; J. S. Zhang…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Calculation of the ion transverse velocity distribution function under ion cyclotron resonance heating  

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The ion transverse velocity distribution functions and the fraction ? of ions heated above a certain energy W 1 are calculated as applied to the ion cyclotron resonance heating method of isotope s...

A. I. Karchevskii; E. P. Potanin

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Cost–Performance Analysis and Optimization of Fuel-Burning Thermoelectric Power Generators  

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Energy cost analysis and optimization of thermoelectric (TE) power generators burning fossil fuel show a lower initial cost ... The produced heat generates electric power. Unlike waste heat recovery systems, the ...

Kazuaki Yazawa; Ali Shakouri

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Novel thermoelectric materials development, existing and potential applications, and commercialization routes  

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Thermoelectrics (TE) are devices which can convert heat in the form of a temperature gradient into electricity, or alternatively generate and absorb heat when an electrical current is run through them. It was established ...

Bertreau, Philippe

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Complex oxides useful for thermoelectric energy conversion  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides for a thermoelectric system comprising a substrate comprising a first complex oxide, wherein the substrate is optionally embedded with a second complex oxide. The thermoelectric system can be used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.

Majumdar, Arunava (Orinda, CA); Ramesh, Ramamoorthy (Moraga, CA); Yu, Choongho (College Station, TX); Scullin, Matthew L. (Berkeley, CA); Huijben, Mark (Enschede, NL)

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

224

A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating2011 Abstract A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributedprovided for a steam Rankine cycle heat engine achieving 50%

Norwood, Zachary Mills

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

330 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPONENTS AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES, VOL. 30, NO. 2, JUNE 2007 Enhancing Performance of Thermoelectric Coolers  

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material-based research initiatives to further compound the benefits. Index Terms--Thermoelectric coolers Performance of Thermoelectric Coolers Through the Application of Distributed Control R. D. Harvey, D. G. Walker, and K. D. Frampton Abstract--The primary drawback of thermoelectric coolers (TECs

Walker, D. Greg

226

Calculation of Nonlinear Thermoelectric Coefficients of InAs1xSbx Using Monte Carlo Method  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and increase the cooling power density when a lightly doped thermoelectric material is under a large electrical with local nonequi- librium charge distribution. InAs1Ã?xSbx is a favorable thermoelectric materialCalculation of Nonlinear Thermoelectric Coefficients of InAs1Ã?xSbx Using Monte Carlo Method RAMIN

227

The Industrialization of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technology...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

system requirements for high volume power generation with thermoelectrics such desirable thermoelectric properties, low material toxicity, interface compatibility, cost...

228

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting,...

229

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

230

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Publications Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation...

231

ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Ultra Efficient Combined Heat...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System A High-Temperature Fuel Cell to Provide On-site Process Reducing Gas, Clean Power, and Heat The project will utilize...

232

Influence of circumferential solar heat flux distribution on the heat transfer coefficients of linear Fresnel collector absorber tubes  

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Abstract The absorber tubes of solar thermal collectors have enormous influence on the performance of the solar collector systems. In this numerical study, the influence of circumferential uniform and non-uniform solar heat flux distributions on the internal and overall heat transfer coefficients of the absorber tubes of a linear Fresnel solar collector was investigated. A 3D steady-state numerical simulation was implemented based on ANSYS Fluent code version 14. The non-uniform solar heat flux distribution was modelled as a sinusoidal function of the concentrated solar heat flux incident on the circumference of the absorber tube. The k–? model was employed to simulate the turbulent flow of the heat transfer fluid through the absorber tube. The tube-wall heat conduction and the convective and irradiative heat losses to the surroundings were also considered in the model. The average internal and overall heat transfer coefficients were determined for the sinusoidal circumferential non-uniform heat flux distribution span of 160°, 180°, 200° and 240°, and the 360° span of circumferential uniform heat flux for 10 m long absorber tubes of different inner diameters and wall thicknesses with thermal conductivity of 16.27 W/mK between the Reynolds number range of 4000 and 210,000 based on the inlet temperature. The results showed that the average internal heat transfer coefficients for the 360° span of circumferential uniform heat flux with different concentration ratios on absorber tubes of the same inner diameters, wall thicknesses and thermal conductivity were approximately the same, but the average overall heat transfer coefficient increased with the increase in the concentration ratios of the uniform heat flux incident on the tubes. Also, the average internal heat transfer coefficient for the absorber tube with a 360° span of uniform heat flux was approximately the same as that of the absorber tubes with the sinusoidal circumferential non-uniform heat flux span of 160°, 180°, 200° and 240° for the heat flux of the same concentration ratio, but the average overall heat transfer coefficient for the uniform heat flux case was higher than that of the non-uniform flux distributions. The average axial local internal heat transfer coefficient for the 360° span of uniform heat flux distribution on a 10 m long absorber tube was slightly higher than that of the 160°, 200° and 240° span of non-uniform flux distributions at the Reynolds number of 4 000. The average internal and overall heat transfer coefficients for four absorber tubes of different inner diameters and wall thicknesses and thermal conductivity of 16.27 W/mK with 200° span of circumferential non-uniform flux were found to increase with the decrease in the inner-wall diameter of the absorber tubes. The numerical results showed good agreement with the Nusselt number experimental correlations for fully developed turbulent flow available in the literature.

Izuchukwu F. Okafor; Jaco Dirker; Josua P. Meyer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

SYSTEM OPTIMIZTION OF HOT WATER CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMOELECTRIC GENERATION  

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In this report, we describe the design of a concentrated solar thermoelectric (TE) system which can provide both electricity and hot water. Today’s thermoelectric materials have a relatively low efficiency (~6 % for temperature difference across the thermoelement on the order of 300 o C). However since thermoelectrics don’t need their cold side to be near room temperature, (in another word, one can chose the particular thermoelectric material to match to the operational temperature) it is possible to use the waste heat to provide hot water and this makes the overall efficiency of the combined system to be quite high. A key factor in the optimization of the thermoelectric module is the thermal impedance matching with the incident solar radiation, and also with the hot water heat exchanger on the cold side of the thermoelectric module. We have developed an analytic model for the whole system and optimized each component in order to minimize the material cost. TE element fill factor is found to be an important parameter to optimize at low solar concentrations (generated per mass of the thermoelectric elements. Similarly the co-optimization of the microchannel heat exchanger and the TE module can be used to minimize the amount of material in the heat exchanger and the pumping power required for forced convection liquid cooling. Changing the amount of solar concentration, changes the input heat flux and this is another parameter that can be optimized in order to reduce the cost of heat exchanger (by size), the tracking requirement and the whole system. A series of design curves for different solar concentration are obtained. It is shown that the overall efficiency of the system can be more than 80 % at 200x concentration which is independent of the material ZT (TE figure-of-merit). For a material with ZThot~0.9, the electrical conversion efficiency is ~10%. For advanced materials with ZThot ~ 2.8, the electrical conversion efficiency could reach ~21%. 1.

Kazuaki Yazawa; Ali Shakouri

234

Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SOLID-STATE SOLAR-THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION CENTER NanoEngineering Group Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Gang Chen, 1 Daniel Kraemer, 1 Bed Poudel, 2 Hsien-Ping Feng, 1 J....

235

Zintl Phases as Thermoelectric Materials: Tuned Transport Properties of the Compounds CaxYb1xZn2Sb2**  

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Zintl Phases as Thermoelectric Materials: Tuned Transport Properties of the Compounds CaxYb1±xZn2Sb. Introduction Because of their ability to convert waste heat into electricity, thermoelectric materials have in efficiency, thermoelectric materials could pro- vide a substantial amount of electrical power from automotive

236

Large Thermoelectric Power Factor in P-type Si (110)/[110] Ultra-Thin-Layers Compared to Differently Oriented Channels  

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The ability of a material to convert heat into electricity is measured by the dimensionless thermoelectric (TE1 Large Thermoelectric Power Factor in P-type Si (110)/[110] Ultra-Thin-Layers Compared the thermoelectric power factor of ultra-thin-body p-type Si layers of thicknesses from W=3nm up to 10nm. We show

237

Thermoelectric Properties of n-type Polycrystalline BixSb2-xTe3 Alloys N. Gerovac, G. J. Snyder, and T. Caillat  

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. Introduction The best thermoelectric materials are semiconductors which limit the movement of heat conducting. The quality of a thermoelectric material is described by a dimensionless figure-of-merit, ZT, which depends thermoelectric materials have been made from (Bi,Sb)2Te3 compounds. In polycrystalline form, meaning made up

238

STRUCTURE ORIGIN OF THE ENHANCED THERMOELECTRIC POWER Today approximately 60% of the energy consumption in the US is lost, mostly through waste  

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consumption in the US is lost, mostly through waste heat. Development on thermoelectric technologySTRUCTURE ORIGIN OF THE ENHANCED THERMOELECTRIC POWER Today approximately 60% of the energy to significant energy savings. Many recent advances in thermoelectric materials are attributed to nanoscale

Homes, Christopher C.

239

2008 DOE FCVT Merit Review: BSST Waste Heat Recovery Program...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Documents & Publications Automotive Waste Heat Conversion to Power Program Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Development of a 100-Watt High...

240

ITP Distributed Energy: Combined Heat and Power Market Assessment...  

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Governor COMBINED HEAT AND POWER MARKET ASSESSMENT Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program Prepared By: ICF International,...

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241

Experimental and theoretical analysis of a thermoelectric generator  

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The primary objectives of this study were to develop models for studying performance of a thermoelectric generator for the case of steady-state, and transient problems; and to develop a method and procedure for analyzing data taken experimentally and compare them with the theoretical results. The work is divided into primary areas that involve (i) model development and linear and nonlinear parameter estimations, (ii) experimental tests, and (iii) design and simulation. Analysis and experiments were conducted to describe the effects of the leg-surface heat loss, and the temperature difference on the performance of a thermoelectric generator. Two numerical models that treat the problem of thermoelectric generator, linear and nonlinear were developed. A Global Corporation model 5120, 120-watt thermoelectric generator system was tested in the 5-kW NMSU/PSL solar furnace at two different hot and cold junction temperatures. The developed computer models were used for design and simulation of an auto thermoelectric generator (Automobile Thermoelectric Generator) that converts waste heat from the car engine directly to the electrical power as a substitute device for the electrical generator used in cars.

Moghaddas, M.H.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A remote fiber optic signal amplifier for use as a repeater/amplifier, such as in transoceanic communications, powered by a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator. The amplifier comprises a unit with connections on the receiving and sending sides of the communications system, and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier connecting each sending fiber to each receiving fiber. The thermoelectric generator, preferably a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator delivers power to the amplifiers through a regulator. The heat exchange surfaces of the thermoelectric generator are made of materials resistant to corrosion and biological growth and are directly exposed to the outside, such as the ocean water in transoceanic communications. 2 figs.

Hart, M.M.

1995-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

243

Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A remote fiber optic signal amplifier for use as a repeater/amplifier, such as in transoceanic communications, powered by a Pu.sub.238 or Sr.sub.90 thermoelectric generator. The amplifier comprises a unit with connections on the receiving and sending sides of the communications system, and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier connecting each sending fiber to each receiving fiber. The thermoelectric generator, preferably a Pu.sub.238 or Sr.sub.90 thermoelectric generator delivers power to the amplifiers through a regulator. The heat exchange surfaces of the thermoelectric generator are made of materials resistant to corrosion and biological growth and are directly exposed to the outside, such as the ocean water in transoceanic communications.

Hart, Mark M. (Aiken, SC)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Rational Synthesis of Ultrathin n-Type Bi2Te3 Nanowires with Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties  

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, which can generate electricity by recovering waste heat or be used as solid-state cooling devices, have-based thermoelectric power generation and solid-state cooling devices with superior performance in a reliableRational Synthesis of Ultrathin n-Type Bi2Te3 Nanowires with Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties

Xu, Xianfan

245

Summary of the nano-related thermoelectric activities in BGU for the year of 2011  

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energy into electrical energy, plays an important role, particularly for the exploitation of waste heat of thermoelectric (TE) power generation. Alloys of type IV-VI, namely PbTe-, GeTe-, and SnTe- based, with ZT(=2 /)>1Summary of the nano-related thermoelectric activities in BGU for the year of 2011 Dr. Yaniv

Vardi, Amichay

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REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 83, 045116 (2012) Multi-layer thermoelectric-temperature-mapping microbial incubator  

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. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4705748] I. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric (TE) modules are advantageous of current flow- ing through the TE modules, heating and cooling functions of the TE modules can be generatedREVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 83, 045116 (2012) Multi-layer thermoelectric

Lin, Pei-Chun

247

Synthesis and evaluation of single layer, bilayer, and multilayer thermoelectric thin films  

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The relative efficiency of a thermoelectric material is measured in terms of a dimensionless figure of merit, ZT. Though all known thermoelectric materials are believed to have ZT{le}1, recent theoretical results predict that thermoelectric devices fabricated as two-dimensional quantum wells (2D QWs) or one-dimensional (ID) quantum wires could have ZT{ge}3. Multilayers with the dimensions of 2D QWs have been synthesized by alternately sputtering thermoelectric and barrier materials onto a moving single-crystal sapphire substrate from dual magnetrons. These materials have been used to test the thermoelectric quantum well concept and gain insight into relevant transport mechanisms. If successful, research could lead to thermoelectric devices that have efficiencies close to that of an ideal Carnot engine. Ultimately, such devices could be used to replace conventional heat engines and mechanical refrigeration systems.

Farmer, J.C.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Chapline, G.C. Jr.; Olsen, M.L.; Foreman, R.J.; Summers, L.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Dresselhaus, M.S.; Hicks, L.D. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics

1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

248

Synthesis and Evaluation of Single Layer, Bilayer, and Multilayer Thermoelectric Thin Films  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The relative efficiency of a thermoelectric material is measured in terms of a dimensionless figure of merit, ZT. Though all known thermoelectric materials are believed to have ZT{le}1, recent theoretical results predict that thermoelectric devices fabricated as two-dimensional quantum wells (2D QWs) or one-dimensional (ID) quantum wires could have ZT{ge}3. Multilayers with the dimensions of 2D QWs have been synthesized by alternately sputtering thermoelectric and barrier materials onto a moving single-crystal sapphire substrate from dual magnetrons. These materials have been used to test the thermoelectric quantum well concept and gain insight into relevant transport mechanisms. If successful, research could lead to thermoelectric devices that have efficiencies close to that of an ideal Carnot engine. Ultimately, such devices could be used to replace conventional heat engines and mechanical refrigeration systems.

Farmer, J. C.; Barbee, T. W. Jr.; Chapline, G. C. Jr.; Olsen, M. L.; Foreman, R. J.; Summers, L. J.; Dresselhaus, M. S.; Hicks, L. D.

1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

249

A high performance thin film thermoelectric cooler  

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Thin film thermoelectric devices with small dimensions have been fabricated using microelectronics technology and operated successfully in the Seebeck mode as sensors or generators. However, they do not operate successfully in the Peltier mode as coolers, because of the thermal bypass provided by the relatively thick substrate upon which the thermoelectric device is fabricated. In this paper a processing sequence is described which dramatically reduces this thermal bypass and facilitates the fabrication of high performance integrated thin film thermoelectric coolers. In the processing sequence a very thin amorphous SiC (or SiO{sub 2}SiN{sub 4}) film is deposited on a silicon substrate using conventional thin film deposition and a membrane formed by removing the silicon substrate over a desired region using chemical etching or micro-machining. Thermoelements are deposited on the membrane using conventional thin film deposition and patterning techniques and configured so that the region which is to be cooled is abutted to the cold junctions of the Peltier thermoelements while the hot junctions are located at the outer peripheral area which rests on the silicon substrate rim. Heat is pumped laterally from the cooled region to the silicon substrate rim and then dissipated vertically through it to an external heat sink. Theoretical calculations of the performance of a cooler described above indicate that a maximum temperature difference of about 40--50K can be achieved with a maximum heat pumping capacity of around 10 milliwatts.

Rowe, D.M.; Min, G.; Volklein, F.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Promoting Combined Heat and...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 Promoting Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Multifamily Properties Robert Groberg, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Mike MacDonald and Patti Garland, Oak...

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ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: HUD Combined Heat and Power...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HUD COMBINED HEAT AND POWER (CHP) GUIDE 3 INTRODUCTION TO THE LEVEL 2 ANALYSIS TOOL FOR MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS PREPARED FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BY U.S....

252

New materials and devices for thermoelectric applications  

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The development of new, more efficient materials and devices is the key to expanding the range of application of thermoelectric generators and coolers. In the last couple of years, efforts to discover breakthrough thermoelectric materials have intensified, in particular in the US. Recent results on novel materials have already demonstrated that dimensionless figure of merit ZT values 40 to 50% larger than 1.0, the current limit, could be obtained in the 475 to 950 K temperature range. New terrestrial power generation applications have been recently described in the literature. There exists a wide range of heat source temperatures for these applications, from low grade waste heat, at 325--350 K, up to 850 to 1,100 K, such as in the heat recovery from a processing plant of combustible solid waste. The automobile industry has also recently developed a strong interest in a waste exhaust heat recovery power source operating in the 375--750 K temperature range to supplement or replace the alternator and thus decrease fuel consumption. Based on results achieved to date at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on novel materials, the performance of an advanced segmented generator design operating in a large 300--945 K temperature gradient is predicted to achieve about 15% conversion efficiency. This would be a very substantial improvement over state-of-the-art (SOA) thermoelectric power converters. Such a terrestrial power generator could be using waste heat or liquid fuels as a heat source. High performance radioisotope generators (RTG) are still of interest for deep space missions but the shift towards small, light spacecraft has developed a need for advanced power sources in the watt to milliwatt range. The powerstick concept would provide a study, compact, lightweight and low cost answer to this need. The development of thin film thermoelectric devices also offer attractive possibilities. The combination of semiconductor technology, thermoelectric films and high thermal conductivity materials could lead to the fabrication of light weight, high voltage devices with high cooling or high electrical power density characteristics. The use of microcoolers for the thermal management of power electronics is of particular interest.

Fleurial, J.P.; Borshchevsky, A.; Caillat, T.; Ewell, R. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

253

Efficiency and Air Quality Implications of Distributed Generation and Combined Heat  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efficiency and Air Quality Implications of Distributed Generation and Combined Heat and Power March 2011 The Issue Distributed generation generates electricity from many small energy sources near where the electricity is used. The use of distributed generation in urban areas, however, can

254

The Electrodeposition of PbTe Nanowires for Thermoelectric Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of thermoelectrics. Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generatorthermoelectric generators use radiation from the sun instead of a radioisotope

Hillman, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Thermoelectric Development at Hi-Z Technology  

SciTech Connect

An improved Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) for the Heavy Duty Class Eight Diesel Trucks is under development at Hi-Z Technology. The current TEG is equipped with the improved HZ-14 Thermoelectric module, which features better mechanical properties as well as higher electric power output. Also, the modules are held in place more securely. The TEG is comprised of 72 TE modules, which are capable of producing 1kW of electrical power at 30 V DC during nominal engine operation. Currently the upgraded generator has completed testing in a test cell and starting from August 2001 will be tested on a Diesel truck under typical road and environmental conditions. It is expected that the TEG will be able to supplement the existing shaft driven alternator, resulting in significant fuel saving, generating additional power required by the truck?s accessories. The electronic and thermal properties of bulk materials are altered when they are incorporated into quantum wells. Two-dimensional quantum wells have been synthesized by alternating layers of B4C and B9C in one system and alternating layers of Si and Si0.8Ge0.2 in another system. Such nanostructures are being investigated as candidate thermoelectric materials with high figures of merit (Z). The predicted enhancement is attributed to the confined motion of charge carriers and phonons in the two dimensions and separating them from the ion scattering centers. Multilayer quantum well materials development continues with the fabrication of thicker films, evaluation of various substrates to minimize bypass heat loss, and bonding techniques to minimize high contact resistance. Quantum well thermoelectric devices with N-type Si/Si0.8Ge0.2 and P-type B4C/B9C have been fabricated from these films. The test results generated continue to indicate that much higher thermoelectric efficiencies can be achieved in the quantum wells compared to the bulk materials.

Kushch, Aleksandr

2001-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

256

A study of temperature distributions due to conduction reservoir heating  

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of thermal conductivity with temperature. He showed this effect could be very important in considering a material such as oil shale, where the conductivity of the raw shale may be five times as great as that of the spent shale. Neglecting this variation... conduction model to investigate the in place heating of oil shale by hot gases forced through a fracture. The heat injection rate he considered is much less than would normally be employed for steam injection into permeable reservoirs and is only about...

Connaughton, Charles Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

257

Radioisotope thermoelectric generator reliability and safety  

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There are numerous occasions when a planetary mission requires energy in remote areas of the solar system. Anytime power is required much beyond Mars or the Asteroid Belts, solar power is not an option. The radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) was developed for such a mission requirement. It is a relatively small and lightweight power source that can produce power under adverse conditions. Just this type of source has become the backbone of the power system for far outer plant exploration. Voyagers I and II are utilizing RTGs, which will soon power the Galileo spacecraft to Jupiter and the Ulysses spacecraft to study the solar poles. The paper discusses RTG operation including thermoelectric design, converter design, general-purpose heat source; RTG reliability including design, testing, experience, and launch approval; and RTG safety issues and methods of ensuring safety.

Campbell, R.; Klein, J.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Nanoscale Engineering for the Design of Efficient Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics  

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Research aimed at enhancing the thermoelectric performance of semiconductors comprised of only earth-abundant elements has recently come under renewed focus as these materials systems offer a cost-effective path for scavenging waste heat. In light...

Brockway, Lance Robert

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

259

Thermoelectric Power Generation as an Alternative Green Technology of Energy Harvesting  

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The vast majority of heat that is generated from computer processor chips to car engines to electric power plants, the need to use of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency. Energy harvesters are thermoelectric materials which are solid-state energy converters used to convert waste heat into electricity. Significant improvements to the thermoelectric materials measured by figure of merit (ZT).forconverting waste-heat energy directly into electrical power, application of this alternative green technology can be made and also it will improve the overall efficiencies of energy conversion systems. In this paper, the basic concepts of thermoelectric material and its power generation is presented and recent patents of thermoelectric material are reviewed and discussed.

Ravi R. Nimbalkar; Sanket S. Kshirsagar

260

Resonant Level Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Power of Bi2Te3...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Power of Bi2Te3 with Tin Application to practical p-type thermoelectric tin alloys for heat pumps. heremans.pdf More Documents & Publications The tin impurity in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3...

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261

Nanostructured thin film thermoelectric composite materials using conductive polymer PEDOT:PSS  

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Thermoelectric materials have the ability to convert heat directly into electricity. This clean energy technology has advantages over other renewable technologies in that it requires no sunlight, has no moving parts, and ...

Kuryak, Chris A. (Chris Adam)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Modeling and characterization of thermoelectric properties of SiGe nanocomposites  

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Direct energy conversion between thermal and electrical energy based on thermoelectric effects is attractive for potential applications in waste heat recovery and environmentally-friendly refrigeration. The energy conversion ...

Lee, Hohyun, 1978-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Peltier Junction heats and cools car seat  

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Electrically heated seats may soon become heated and cooled seats. The design called the CCS module exploits the heat-pump capability of a class of semiconductor thermoelectric devices (TEDs) known as Peltier Junction. Every CCS module contain two TEDs. Heating and cooling occurs through convection and conduction. The heart of the system is the thermoelectric heat pump. This is originally conceived as the sole heating/cooling options for a prototype electric vehicle.

Gottschalk, M.A.

1994-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

264

Combustion-thermoelectric tube  

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In direct combustion-thermoelectric energy conversion, direct fuel injection and reciprocation of the air flowing in a solid matrix are combined with the solid conduction to allow for obtaining super-adiabatic temperatures at the hot junctions. While the solid conductivity is necessary, the relatively large thermal conductivity of the available high-temperature thermoelectric materials (e.g., Si-Ge alloys) results in a large conduction loss from the hot junctions and deteriorates the performance. Here a combustion-thermoelectric tube is introduced and analyzed. Radially averaged temperatures are used for the fluid and solid phases. A combination of external cooling of the cold junctions, and direct injection of the fuel, has been used to increase the energy conversion efficiency for low thermal conductivity, high-melting temperature thermoelectric materials. The parametric study (geometry, flow, stoichiometry, materials) shows that with the current high figure of merit, high temperature Si{sub 0.7}Ge{sub 0.3} properties, a conversion efficiency of about 11% is achievable. With lower thermal conductivities for these high-temperature materials, efficiencies about 25% appear possible. This places this energy conversion in line with the other high efficiency, direct electric power generation methods.

Park, C.W.; Kaviany, M.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Thermoelectric Temperature Control  

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the controller can supply the power required to bring the device to the desired temperature and maintain a stableNOTE 201TM TECHNICAL Optimizing Thermoelectric Temperature Control Systems #12;2 May 1995 92 of applications that require extremely stable temperature control. System design can be complex, but improved

Saffman, Mark

266

Green thermoelectrics: Observation and analysis of plant thermoelectric response  

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Plants are sensitive to thermal and electrical effects; yet the coupling of both, known as thermoelectricity, and its quantitative measurement in vegetal systems never were reported. We recorded the thermoelectric response of bean sprouts under various thermal conditions and stress. The obtained experimental data unambiguously demonstrate that a temperature difference between the roots and the leaves of a bean sprout induces a thermoelectric voltage between these two points. Basing our analysis of the data on the force-flux formalism of linear response theory, we found that the strength of the vegetal equivalent to the thermoelectric coupling is one order of magnitude larger than that in the best thermoelectric materials. Experimental data also show the importance of the thermal stress variation rate in the plant's electrophysiological response. Therefore, thermoelectric effects are sufficiently important to partake in the complex and intertwined processes of energy and matter transport within plants.

Goupil, C; Khamsing, A; Apertet, Y; Bouteau, F; Mancuso, S; Patino, R; Lecoeur, Ph

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-dimension, high-ZT Thermoelectric Nanocomposites for High-Power High-efficiency Waste Heat Recovery for Electricity Generation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Large-dimension, high-ZT BiTe and Pb-based nanocomposites produced with a low-cost scalable process were used for development and testing of TE module prototypes, and demonstration of a waste heat recovery system

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2009 Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Activities in Europe D. Michael Rowe Cardiff University Overview of Thermoelectrics in Germany Harald Bottner Fraunhofer Institute Overview of Research on Thermoelectric Materials...

269

Automotive Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Controls | Department...  

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(TEG) Fuel Displacement Potential using Engine-in-the-Loop and Simulation Automotive Thermoelectric Generator Design Issues Benefits of Thermoelectric Technology for the Automobile...

270

Nanostructured Thermoelectrics. The New Paradigm | Department...  

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figure of merit of bulk nanostructured thermoelectric and materials using low cost earth abundant elements kanatzidis.pdf More Documents & Publications DOENSF Thermoelectric...

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Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology | Department...  

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Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology | Department...  

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Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program...

273

Vehicular Thermoelectrics: The New Green Technology | Department...  

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Vehicular Thermoelectrics: The New Green Technology Vehicular Thermoelectrics: The New Green Technology Presentation given at the 16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions...

274

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

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Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation 2009 DOE Hydrogen...

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Nanoscale -structural domains in the phonon-glass thermoelectric material -Zn4Sb3 H. J. Kim,1 E. S. Bozin,1 S. M. Haile,2 G. J. Snyder,2 and S. J. L. Billinge1,  

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Nanoscale -structural domains in the phonon-glass thermoelectric material -Zn4Sb3 H. J. Kim,1 E. S April 2007 A study of the local atomic structure of the promising thermoelectric material -Zn4Sb3, using Thermoelectric materials allow for direct conversion of heat into electrical energy and vice versa. They hold

276

Thermoelectric Power of Germanium. Effect of 2000-atm Pressure  

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The effect of 2000-atm hydrostatic pressure on the thermoelectric power of n-and p-type germanium has been measured between 120 and 280°K. After spurious effects of heat conduction in the pressure medium were eliminated, the results could be explained in terms of pressure changes in the phonon-drag contribution.

P. J. Freud and G. M. Rothberg

1967-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

277

Profiling the Thermoelectric Power of Semiconductor Junctions with  

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sources realize energy conversion between heat and electricity without the use of moving me- chanical the thermoelectric power, band struc- tures, and carrier concentrations of semiconductor junctions that constitute S is governed by local carrier statistics, SThEM allows us to profile precise elec- tronic junction locations

278

Real-time imaging of the spatial distribution of rf-heating in NMR samples during broadband decoupling  

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by the temperature control system. Moreover, as the heating is spatially inhomogeneous, higher temperature increases of the numerical simulations. Since electric fields manifest themselves by rf-heating, the E-field distributionReal-time imaging of the spatial distribution of rf-heating in NMR samples during broadband

Wider, Gerhard

279

Proceedings of the XVI International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Dresden, Germany, August 26-29, 1997 Skutterudites: An Update  

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be meaningful for near room temperature applications [1], thermoelectric power generators which could operate technologies. This is true in particular for high power (over 200 W) automobile waste heat recovery and spaceProceedings of the XVI International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Dresden, Germany, August 26

280

High-temperature stability, structure and thermoelectric properties of CaMn1xNbxO3 phases  

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technologies such as solid oxide fuel cells, thermoelectric (TE) modules and high-temperature superconductorsHigh-temperature stability, structure and thermoelectric properties of CaMn1Ã?xNbxO3 phases Laura diffraction and electron diffraction data. Thermogravi- metric heating/cooling studies showed a reversible

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281

Spatially Distributed CO2, Sensible, and Latent Heat Fluxes Over the  

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Spatially Distributed CO2, Sensible, and Latent Heat Fluxes Over the Spatially Distributed CO2, Sensible, and Latent Heat Fluxes Over the Southern Great Plains Berry, Joseph Carnegie Inst.of Washington Riley, William Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Biraud, Sebastien Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Torn, Margaret Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Fischer, Marc Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Category: Atmospheric State and Surface Vegetation strongly influences the spatial distribution of surface sensible and latent heat fluxes, and also impacts the ecosystem to atmosphere CO2 exchanges. We describe here a methodology to estimate surface energy fluxes and Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE) of CO2 continuously over the Southern Great Plains, using (1) data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program in Oklahoma and Kansas; (2) meteorological forcing data from

282

The thermoelectric properties of Ge/SiGe modulation doped superlattices A. Samarelli, L. Ferre Llin, S. Cecchi, J. Frigerio, T. Etzelstorfer et al.  

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. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4811228] I. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric generators use the Seebeck effect to con- vert thermal energy into electrical energy. Since waste heat is abundant, there is renewed,3 The major use of thermoelectric materials is as heat pumps for cooling applications where the Peltier effect

Hague, Jim

283

High Temperature Experimental Characterization of Microscale Thermoelectric Effects  

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Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) FactFigure 1.1: Radioisotope thermoelectric generator used byhand side radioisotope thermoelectric generator reflectivity

Favaloro, Tela

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Progress in Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery from a Light Truck...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra Pickup Truck Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery From the Exhaust of a Light Truck Automotive Thermoelectric Generators and HVAC...

285

ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) | Department of...  

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ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) It describes the tool ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) which enables...

286

Development of a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal...  

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a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal HVAC System Development of a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal HVAC System Presents development of a thermoelectric...

287

NSF/DOE Thermoelectric Partnership: Inorganic-Organic Hybrid...  

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Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics NSFDOE Thermoelectric Partnership: Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle...

288

Temperature and thermal stress distributions for the HFIR permanent reflector generated by nuclear heating  

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The beryllium permanent reflector of the High Flux Isotope Reactor has the main functions for slowing down and reflecting the neutrons and housing the experimental facilities. The reflector is heated as a result of the nuclear reaction. Heat is removed mainly by the cooling water passing through the densely distributed coolant holes along the vertical or axial direction of the reflector. The reflector neutronic distribution and its heating rate are calculated by J.C. Gehin of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory by applying the Monte Carlo Code MCNP. The heat transfer boundary conditions along several reflector interfaces are estimated to remove additional heat from the reflector. The present paper is to report the calculation results of the temperature and the thermal stress distributions of the permanent reflector by applying the computer aided design code I-DEAS and the finite element code ABAQUS. The present calculation is to estimate the high stress areas as a result of the new beam tube cutouts along the horizontal mid-plane of the reflector of the recent reactor upgrade project. These high stresses were not able to be calculated in the preliminary design analysis in earlier 60`s. The heat transfer boundary conditions are used in this redesigned calculation. The material constants and the acceptance criteria for the allowable stresses are mainly based on that assumed in the preliminary design report.

Chang, S.J.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SONICS AND ULTRASONICS, VOL. SU-29,NO. 2, MARCH 1982 69 Ultrasonic Heating Distribution in Lossy Cylinders  

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struct-The distribution of heatgeneration by viscous loss in in- finitely long cylinders and spheres therelatively high levelsof localized heat gen- eration that can result from the nonuniformwave distributions the distribution and amount of heat generationin lossy tissue for thespecific case of longitudinal and shear

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

290

Thermal comfort, skin temperature distribution, and sensible heat loss distribution in the sitting posture in various asymmetric radiant fields  

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This study aimed at investigating the thermal comfort for the whole body as well as for certain local areas, skin temperatures, and sensible heat losses in various asymmetric radiant fields. Human subject experiments were conducted to assess the overall comfort sensation and local discomfort, and local skin temperatures were measured. Through thermal manikin experiments, we discovered a new method for the precise measurement of the local sensible heat loss in nonuniform thermal environments. The local sensible heat losses were measured by the use of a thermal manikin that had the same local skin temperatures as the human subjects. The experimental conditions consisted of the anterior–posterior, right–left, and up–down asymmetric thermal environments created by radiation panels. A total of 35 thermal environmental conditions were created ranging from 25.5 to 30.5 °C for air temperature, from 11.5 to 44.5 °C for surface temperature of radiation panels, from 40% RH to 50% RH for humidity, and less than 0.05 m/s for inlet air velocity to the climatic chamber. The local skin temperature changed depending on the environmental thermal nonuniformity, even if the mean skin temperature remained almost the same. It is essential to use the skin temperature distribution as well as mean skin temperature for expressing thermal comfort in nonuniform environments. The local sensible heat loss changed depending on the environmental thermal nonuniformity, even if the mean sensible heat loss remained almost the same. The relationship between the local skin temperature and local sensible heat loss cannot be depicted by a simple line; instead, it varies depending on the environmental thermal nonuniformity. The local heat discomfort in the head area was dependent on both the local skin temperature and local sensible heat loss. However, the local cold discomfort in the foot area was related only to the local skin temperature.

Tomonori Sakoi; Kazuyo Tsuzuki; Shinsuke Kato; Ryozo Ooka; Doosam Song; Shengwei Zhu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Microsoft PowerPoint - High Temperature Thermoelectric_Ohuchi  

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Thermoelectric Oxides Engineered Thermoelectric Oxides Engineered at Multiple Length Scales for Energy Harvesting Program Manager: Patricia Rawls Fumio S. Ohuchi (PI) and Rajendra K. Bordia(Co-PI) Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Washington Box 352120 Seattle, WA 98195 Grant No. DE-FE0007272 (June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013) Graduate Students: Christopher Dandeneau and YiHsun Yang June 10, 2013 The UCR Contractors Review Conference Introduction/Motivation for Research * Thermoelectric (TE) oxides for waste heat recovery  Good high-temperature stability  Stable in hostile environments  Low cost/toxicity * Oxides with complex structure:  Low thermal conductivity,   Tailor stoichiometry to maximize S

292

High performance thermoelectric nanocomposite device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric device includes a nanocomposite material with nanowires of at least one thermoelectric material having a predetermined figure of merit, the nanowires being formed in a porous substrate having a low thermal conductivity and having an average pore diameter ranging from about 4 nm to about 300 nm.

Yang, Jihui (Lakeshore, CA); Snyder, Dexter D. (Birmingham, MI)

2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

293

Low-power communication with a photonic heat pump  

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An optical communication channel is constructed using a heated thermo-electrically pumped, high efficiency infrared light-emitting diode (LED). In these devices, electro-luminescent...

Huang, Duanni; Santhanam, Parthiban; Ram, Rajeev J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

DRAIN-BACK PROTECTED LOW-FLOW SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED ELEVATED THERMALLY STRATIFIED STORAGE  

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ABSTRACT Design considerations concerning a drain-back freeze and overheat protection system are given with emphasis on nitrogen management and thermal stratification of an elevated distributed storage. The actual system of GNT in Berg, Federal Republic of Germany is described. KEYWORDS Solar Heating; Freeze Protection; Overheat Protection; Drain-Back System;

W.B. VELTKAMP; J. VAN BERKEL; A.T. KEESMAN

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This expert meeting was conducted on July 13, 2011 by the ARIES Collaborative in New York City. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort.

296

Office Building Uses Ice Storage, Heat Recovery, and Cold-Air Distribution  

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Ice storage offers many opportunities to use other tcchnologies, such as heat recovery and cold-air distribution. In fact, by using them, the designer can improve the efficiency and lower the construction cost of an ice system. This paper presents a...

Tackett, R. K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Heat Source Lire,  

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Source Lire, Source Lire, (liayrICS-25 ) tooling Tulles (Ai 1,06:1) - 11 (31.118 Module Stack Thermoelectric Module:, (14) ltcal L/Mr r a it i lli tisli Block Mounting Interface MMRTG Design Housing (At 2219) Fin (At Go63) Thermal Insulation (Min-K & Microtherm) Space Radioisotope Power Systems Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator January 2008 What is a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator? Space exploration missions require safe, reliable, long-lived power systems to provide electricity and heat to spacecraft and their science instruments. A uniquely capable source of power is the radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) - essentially a nuclear battery that reliably converts heat into electricity. The Department of Energy and NASA are developing

298

Radioisotope thermoelectric generator/thin fragment impact test  

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of {sup 238}Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). Because the potential for a launch abort or return from orbit exists for any space mission, the heat source response to credible accident scenarios is being evaluated. This test was designed to provide information on the response of a loaded RTG to impact by a fragment similar to the type of fragment produced by breakup of the spacecraft propulsion module system (PMS). The results of this test indicated that impact of the RTG by a thin aluminum fragment traveling at 306 m/s may result in significant damage to the converter housing, failure of one fueled clad, and release of a small quantity of fuel.

Reimus, M. A. H.; Hinckley, J. E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, MS-E502, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

1998-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

299

Radioisotope thermoelectric generator/thin fragment impact test  

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of {sup 238}Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). Because the potential for a launch abort or return from orbit exists for any space mission, the heat source response to credible accident scenarios is being evaluated. This test was designed to provide information on the response of a loaded RTG to impact by a fragment similar to the type of fragment produced by breakup of the spacecraft propulsion module system (PMS). The results of this test indicated that impact of the RTG by a thin aluminum fragment traveling at 306 m/s may result in significant damage to the converter housing, failure of one fueled clad, and release of a small quantity of fuel. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

Reimus, M.A.; Hinckley, J.E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, MS-E502, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Radioisotope thermoelectric generator/thin fragment impact test  

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of {sup 238}Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). Because the potential for a launch abort or return from orbit exists for any space mission, the heat source response to credible accident scenarios is being evaluated. This test was designed to provide information on the response of a loaded RTG to impact by a fragment similar to the type of fragment produced by breakup of the spacecraft propulsion module system (PMS). The results of this test indicated that impact of the RTG by a thin aluminum fragment traveling at 306 m/s may result in significant damage to the convertor housing, failure of one fueled clad, and release of a small quantity of fuel.

Reimus, M.A.H.; Hinckley, J.E.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Manufacture of thermoelectric generator structures by fiber drawing  

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Methods of manufacturing a thermoelectric generator via fiber drawing and corresponding or associated thermoelectric generator devices are provided.

McIntyre, Timothy J; Simpson, John T; West, David L

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

302

Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation Developing integrated TE system...

303

NSF/DOE Thermoelectrics Partnership: Purdue ? GM Partnership...  

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Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces NSFDOE Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste...

304

Sodium heat engine electrical feedthrough  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric generator device which converts heat energy to electrical energy is disclosed. An alkali metal is used with a solid electrolyte and a hermetically sealed feedthrough structure. 4 figs.

Weber, N.

1985-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

305

Skutterudite Thermoelectric Materials Jihui Yang, Xun Shi, General Motors  

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the Microstructure of Doped Clathrate and the Microstructure of Doped Clathrate and Skutterudite Thermoelectric Materials Jihui Yang, Xun Shi, General Motors Hsin Wang and Miaofang Chi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientific challenge/problem: Clathrate and Skutterudite are known to be promising thermoelectric materials. The R&D groups at GM and ORNL have found that doping Clathrate (Ba 0.25 Co 4 Sb 12 ) with Yb and La and doping Skutterudite (Ba 8 Ga 16 Ge 30 ) with Ni improve the thermoelectrical properties significantly. The goal of the microscopy characterization is to fundamentally understand how the dopants control the materials properties. Two questions need to be answered at the current stage of our experimental work: how the microstructures are tailored by the dopants and how the dopants distribute

306

Susceptibility of members of the family Legionellaceae to thermal stress: implications for heat eradication methods in water distribution systems.  

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...all Legionellaceae to heat inactivation (an eradication...foundation for the utility of heat inactiva- tion as a...rapid and precipitous loss of viability when temperatures...conditions more repre; water distribution system, i.e., when...evaluating sediment on the heat resistance of Legionella...

J E Stout; M G Best; V L Yu

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Thermoelectric Generator for Maximum Power Output in Micro-CHP Systems  

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One of the most obvious early market applications for thermoelectric generators (TEG) is decentralized micro combined heat and power (CHP) installations of 0.5 kWe to 5 ... possible to increase the electricity pr...

L. A. Rosendahl; Paw V. Mortensen; Ali A. Enkeshafi

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Thermoelectric Materials for Automotive Applications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Discusses the background information on what makes a good thermoelectric material, then the findings of three recent ORNL field report studies focused at PbSe, Bi2Se3, CrSi2, respectively

309

Prescription to Improve Thermoelectric Efficiency  

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PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 2010 Major Subject: Materials Science and Engineering PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Meka, Shiv Akarsh

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

310

IMPACTS OF REFRIGERANTLINE LENGTH ON SYSTEM EFFICIENCY IN RESIDENTIAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS USING REFRIGERANT DISTRIBUTION.  

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The effects on system efficiency of excess refrigerant line length are calculated for an idealized residential heating and cooling system. By excess line length is meant refrigerant tubing in excess of the 25 R provided for in standard equipment efficiency test methods. The purpose of the calculation is to provide input for a proposed method for evaluating refrigerant distribution system efficiency. A refrigerant distribution system uses refrigerant (instead of ducts or pipes) to carry heat and/or cooling effect from the equipment to the spaces in the building in which it is used. Such systems would include so-called mini-splits as well as more conventional split systems that for one reason or another have the indoor and outdoor coils separated by more than 25 ft. This report performs first-order calculations of the effects on system efficiency, in both the heating and cooling modes, of pressure drops within the refrigerant lines and of heat transfer between the refrigerant lines and the space surrounding them.

ANDREWS, J.W.

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Atomic-level control of the thermoelectric properties in polytypoid nanowires Sean C. Andrews,ab  

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electrical power is generated through the scavenging of waste heat. The efficiency of this conversion the scavenging of waste heat. Materials containing nanometer-sized structural and compositional features canAtomic-level control of the thermoelectric properties in polytypoid nanowires Sean C. Andrews

Yang, Peidong

312

End-on radioisotope thermoelectric generator impact tests  

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of {sup 238}Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). The modular GPHS design was developed to address both survivability during launch abort and return from orbit. The first two RTG Impact Tests were designed to provide information on the response of a fully loaded RTG to end-on impact against a concrete target. The results of these tests indicated that at impact velocities up to 57 m/s the converter shell and internal components protect the GPHS capsules from excessive deformation. At higher velocities, some of the internal components of the RTG interact with the GPHS capsules to cause excessive localized deformation and failure. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Reimus, M.A.; Hinckley, J.E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory P.O. Box 1663, MS-E502 Los Alamos, New Mexico87545 (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

End-on radioisotope thermoelectric generator impact tests  

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of [sup 238]Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). The modular GPHS design was developed to address both survivability during launch abort and return from orbit. The first two RTG Impact Tests were designed to provide information on the response of a fully loaded RTG to end-on impact against a concrete target. The results of these tests indicated that at impact velocities up to 57 m/s the converter shell and internal components protect the GPHS capsules from excessive deformation. At higher velocities, some of the internal components of the RTG interact with the GPHS capsules to cause excessive localized deformation and failure.

Reimus, M.A.H.; Hhinckley, J.E.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

The Industrialization of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technology  

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Presents module and system requirements for high volume power generation with thermoelectrics such desirable thermoelectric properties, low material toxicity, interface compatibility, cost scalability, raw material availability and module reliability

315

Thermoelectric energy conversion using nanostructured materials  

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High performance thermoelectric materials in a wide range of temperatures are essential to broaden the application spectrum of thermoelectric devices. This paper presents experiments on the power and efficiency characteristics ...

Chen, Gang

316

Temperature distribution and modification mechanism inside glass with heat accumulation during 250 kHz irradiation of femtosecond laser pulses  

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Heat accumulation by high repetition rate femtosecond laser irradiation inside glass generates a much larger modification than that by a single pulse. In this study, we determined the temperature distribution due to heat accumulation and the characteristic temperature for heat modification inside a soda lime glass by analyzing the relationship between the radius of modification and glass temperature. The validity of the analysis was confirmed by reproducing the modification due to two-beam irradiation. The determined characteristic temperature suggested that the temperature distribution and the spatial dependence of the stress relaxation are important in the mechanism of heat modification.

Sakakura, Masaaki; Shimotsuma, Yasuhiko [Innovative Collaboration Center of Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8520 (Japan); Shimizu, Masahiro; Miura, Kiyotaka; Hirao, Kazuyuki [Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan)

2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

317

Reliability of Transport Properties for Bulk Thermoelectrics  

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Presents international round-robin study to ensure quality of transport data and figure of merit of thermoelectric materials

318

Thermoelectric Bulk Materials from the Explosive Consolidation...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

explosively consolidating nanopowders to yield fully dense, consolidated, nanostructured thermoelectric material nemir.pdf More Documents & Publications Enhancing the...

319

Thermoelectrics Interests and Research: ARL and TARDEC  

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Discusses US Army Applications of Thermoelectrics, including accurate measurements of TE coefficients, device parasitic and field emissions and ARL role.

320

High-Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Characterization for...  

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Technologies Program's subprograms in Lightweight Materials, Propulsion Materials, Energy Storage, and Thermoelectric Conversion at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. * This...

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321

Enhanced thermoelectric performance of rough silicon nanowires  

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thermoelectric materials can increase ZT . 1 (refs 2­4), the materials (Bi, Te, Pb, Sb, and Ag) and processes thermoelectric material, by greatly redu- cing thermal conductivitywithout much affectingtheSeebeckcoef- ficient and electricalresistivity, Si nanowire arrays show promise as high-performance, scalable thermoelectric materials. The most

Yang, Peidong

322

AbstractAbstract Improving efficiency of thermoelectric  

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-classical transport models used to predict ZT can effectively predict thermoelectric performance of bulk materials Material PerformanceThermoelectric Material Performance 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000AbstractAbstract · Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major

Walker, D. Greg

323

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS Low-dimensional thermoelectric materials  

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS Low-dimensional thermoelectric materials M. S. Dresselhaus Department of low dimensional thermoelectric materials for enhanced performance is reviewed, with particular-dimensional thermoelectric material is discussed. © 1999 American Institute of Physics. S1063-7834 99 00105-7 Professor Abram

Cronin, Steve

324

Measurements and Standards for Thermoelectric Materials  

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Measurements and Standards for Thermoelectric Materials CERAMICS Our goal is to develop standard, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity) for thin film and bulk thermoelectric materials to enable the commercialization of these materials. Objective Impact and Customers · Thermoelectric SRMs and measurement methods

325

Natural thermoelectric heat pump in social wasps  

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... answer a lot of questions about how hornets, wasps and even other insects stop themselves overheating during a day's work. The hornet's cuticle has the same structure, albeit ... generates a voltage when exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet rays, much like a man-made solar battery. ...

2003-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

326

Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

327

Quantum Well Thermoelectrics and Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

328

On the asymmetric distribution of heat loss from the Earth’s interior  

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Mean heat flows and heat Josses of the Northern and Southern hemispheres ... degree 12 spherical harmonic representation of the global heat flow field (Pollacket al., 1993). Mean heat flows and heat losses of 0° ...

Yang Wang; Jiyang Wang; Zongji Ma

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

The Extended Fe Distribution in the Intracluster Medium and the Implications Regarding AGN Heating  

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We present a systematic analysis of XMM-Newton observations of eight cool-core clusters of galaxies and determine the Fe distribution in the intracluster medium relative to the stellar distribution in the central dominant galaxy (CDG). Our analysis shows that the Fe is significantly more extended than the stellar mass in the CDG in all of the clusters in our sample, with a slight trend of increasing extent with increasing central cooling time. The excess Fe within the central 100 kpc in these clusters can be produced by Type Ia supernovae from the CDG over the past 3-7 Gyr. Since the excess Fe primarily originates from the CDG, it is a useful probe for determining the motion of the gas and the mechanical energy deposited by AGN outbursts over the past ~5 Gyr in the centers of clusters. We explore two possible mechanisms for producing the greater extent of the Fe relative to the stars in the CDG, bulk expansion of the gas and turbulent diffusion of the Fe. Assuming that the gas and Fe expand together, we find that a total energy of 1060-1061 erg s?1 must have been deposited into the central 100 kpc of these clusters in order to produce the currently observed Fe distributions. Since the required enrichment time for the excess Fe is approximately 5 Gyr in these clusters, this gives an average AGN mechanical power over this time of 1043-1044 erg s?1. The extended Fe distribution in cluster cores can also arise from turbulent diffusion. Assuming a steady state (i.e., the outward mass flux of Fe across a given surface is equal to the mass injection rate of Fe within that surface), we find that diffusion coefficients of 1029-1030 cm2 s?1 are required in order to maintain the currently observed Fe profiles. We find that heating by both turbulent diffusion of entropy and dissipation are important heating mechanisms in cluster cores. In half of the clusters with central cooling times greater than 1 Gyr, we find that heating by turbulent diffusion of entropy alone can balance radiative losses. In the remaining clusters, some additional heating by turbulent dissipation, with turbulent velocities of 150-300 km s?1, is required in order to balance radiative cooling. We also find that the average Type Ia supernova fraction within the central 100 kpc of these clusters is 0.53 (roughly twice the solar value), on the basis of the Si-to-Fe mass ratio. This implies a total (Type Ia plus core-collapse) supernova heating rate of less than 10% of the bolometric X-ray luminosity within the centers of clusters.

Laurence P. David; Paul E. J. Nulsen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Residence time distribution and heat transfer in circular pipe fitted with longitudinal rectangular wings  

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Abstract Numerical simulations are used to analyze the heat and mass transfer in a circular pipe fitted with longitudinal rectangular vortex generators for Reynolds number between 7500 and 15,000 based on the pipe diameter. The aim of the present study is to test and quantify the mixing efficiency of a new solution able to avoid the bypass region that exists in the center of the high efficiency vortex static mixer (HEV), and also to enhance the heat transfer without increasing the pressure losses. The rectangular wings used here generate each a streamwise counter-rotating vortex pair sweeping the volume of the mixer and act as internal agitator on the flow. The particle dispersion is investigated by analyzing Poincaré sections and by studying the residence time distribution (RTD). The two approaches show much better mass transfer performance and better mixing homogeneity for the new wings arrangement. The heat transfer is also investigated and it is shown that the thermal enhancement factor in the new arrangement is much greater than that of the conventional systems used in the industry. When compared to the HEV heat exchangers it is shown that the thermal enhancement in the present configuration reaches about 40% relative to the classic HEV and 15% relative to the reversed HEV.

Charbel Habchi; Jean-Luc Harion

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Engineering and Materials for Automotive Thermoelectric Applications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Design and optimization of TE exhaust generator, vehicle integration, and thermal management; distributed cooling and heating with TE devices; discovery and development of highly efficient TE materials.

332

Automotive Fuel Efficiency Improvement via Exhaust Gas Waste Heat Conversion to Electricity  

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Working to expand the usage of thermoelectric technology beyond seat heating and cooling and in doing so reduce CO2 emissions and conserve energy.

333

Synthesis and Characterization of 14-1-11 Ytterbium Manganese Antimonide Derivatives for Thermoelectric Applications  

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have made radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs),Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) used

Star, Kurt

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

A Solid Core Heatpipe Reactor with Cylindrical Thermoelectric Converter Modules  

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A nuclear space power system that consists of a solid metal nuclear reactor core with heat pipes carrying energy to a cylindrical thermoelectric converter surrounding each of the heat pipes with a heat pipe radiator surrounding the thermoelectric converter is the most simple and reliable space power system. This means no single point of failure since each heat pipe and cylindrical converter is a separate power system and if one fails it will not affect the others. The heat pipe array in the solid core is designed so that if an isolated heat pipe or even two adjacent heat pipes fail, the remaining heat pipes will still transport the core heat without undue overheating of the uranium nitride fuel. The primary emphasis in this paper is on simplicity, reliability and fabricability of such a space nuclear power source. The core and heat pipes are made of Niobium 1% Zirconium alloy (Nb1Zr), with rhenium lined fuel tubes, bonded together by hot isostatic pressure (HIPing) and with sodium as the heat pipe working fluid, can be operated up to 1250K. The cylindrical thermoelectric converter is made by depositing the constituents of the converter around a Nb1%Zr tube and encasing it in a Nb 1% Zr alloy tube and HIPing the structure to get final bonding and to produce residual compressive stresses in all brittle materials in the converter. A radiator heat pipe filled with potassium that operates at 850K is bonded to the outside of the cylindrical converter for cooling. The solid core heat pipe and cylindrical converter are mated by welding during the final assembly. A solid core reactor with 150 heat pipes with a 0.650-inch (1.65 cm) ID and a 30-inch (76.2 cm) length with an output of 8 Watts per square inch as demonstrated by the SP100 PD2 cell tests will produce about 80 KW of electrical power. An advanced solid core reactor made with molybdenum 47% rhenium alloy, with lithium heat pipes and the PD2 theoretical output of 11 watts per square inch or advanced higher temperature converter to operate at 1350K could produce a greater output of approximately 100KW.

Sayre, Edwin D. [218 Brooke Acres Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (United States); Vaidyanathan, Sam [6663 Pomander Place, San Jose, CA 95120 (United States)

2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

335

Energy Distribution of Heating Processes in the Quiet Solar Sam Krucker 1;2 and Arnold O. Benz 1  

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heating model. An obvious requirement is that the energy input observed in the emission measure by intergrating in energy the rate of flare energy release, f(E), observed at the energy E per unit area. ThusEnergy Distribution of Heating Processes in the Quiet Solar Corona S¨am Krucker 1;2 and Arnold O

336

Thermoelectric refrigerator having improved temperature stabilization means  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A control system for thermoelectric refrigerators is disclosed. The thermoelectric refrigerator includes at least one thermoelectric element that undergoes a first order change at a predetermined critical temperature. The element functions as a thermoelectric refrigerator element above the critical temperature, but discontinuously ceases to function as a thermoelectric refrigerator element below the critical temperature. One example of such an arrangement includes thermoelectric refrigerator elements which are superconductors. The transition temperature of one of the superconductor elements is selected as the temperature control point of the refrigerator. When the refrigerator attempts to cool below the point, the metals become superconductors losing their ability to perform as a thermoelectric refrigerator. An extremely accurate, first-order control is realized.

Falco, Charles M. (Woodridge, IL)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Department of Mechanical Engineering "Heat Under the Microscope  

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applications ranging from thermoelectric waste heat recovery to radio astronomy. BIOGRAPHY Austin MinnichDepartment of Mechanical Engineering presents "Heat Under the Microscope: Uncovering an essential role in nearly every technological application, ranging from space power generation to consumer

Militzer, Burkhard

338

Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SOLAR POWER PROGRAM REVIEW 2013 Receiver Cavity * Receiver cavity can reduce heat loss from black surface or selective surface 18 With blackbody absorber: With 20%...

339

Procurement of a fully licensed radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system  

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A fully licensed transportation system for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators and Light-Weight Radioisotope Heater Units is currently being designed and built. The system will comply with all applicable U.S. Department of Transportation regulations without the use of a DOE Alternative.'' The U.S. Department of Transportation has special double containment'' requirements for plutonium. The system packaging uses a doubly contained bell jar'' concept. A refrigerated trailer is used for cooling the high-heat payloads. The same packaging is used for both high- and low-heat payloads. The system is scheduled to be available for use by mid-1992.

Adkins, H.E.; Bearden, T.E. (Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, N1-42, Richland, Washington 99352 (US))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Procurement of a fully licensed radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system  

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A fully licensed transportation system for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators and Light-Weight Radioisotope Heater Units is currently being designed and built. The system will comply with all applicable US Department of Transportation regulations without the use of a DOE Alternative.'' The US Department of Transportation has special double containment'' requirements for plutonium. The system packaging uses a doubly contained bell jar'' concept. A refrigerated trailer is used for cooling the high-heat payloads. The same packaging is used for both high- and low-heat payloads. The system is scheduled to be available for use by mid-1992. 4 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Adkins, H.E.; Bearden, T.E.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Analysis of transient temperature distribution in oil shale due to heat source propagating in retort  

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The initial?boundary?value problem for the transient temperature fields in oil shale which is heated by a propagating combustionflame in an i n s i t u retort chimney is formulated and solved analytically. The heat source of the flame is represented by a Gaussian distribution which models the average statistical variations in radial and axial flame extensions and is assumed to build up to maximum strength in accordance with a temporal relaxation process. The transient temperature fields in the oil shale surrounding the retort are calculated and discussed with respect to their spatial variations and dependence on the flamerelaxation time. The theoretical temperature distributions are shown to be consistent with those observed experimentally. The high?temperature core extends less than a retort radius into the surrounding shale bed. This result has implications for (i) the i n s i t u retort design and (ii) the environmental impact of i n s i t u retorts. It appears that the spacing between neighboring retorts can be reduced and that the thermal effects of retorts on the environment are less severe than previously anticipated.

H. E. Wilhelm; J. B. DuBow; S. H. Hong

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

High-Efficiency Solid State Cooling Technologies: Non-Equilibrium Asymmetic Thermoelectrics (NEAT) Devices  

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BEETIT Project: Sheetak is developing a thermoelectric-based solid state cooling system to replace typical air conditioners that use vapor compression to cool air. With noisy mechanical components, vapor compression systems use a liquid refrigerant to circulate within the air conditioner, absorb heat, and pump the heat out into the external environment. With no noisy moving parts or polluting refrigerants, thermoelectric systems rely on an electrical current being passed through the junction of the two different conducting materials to change temperature. Using advanced semiconductor technology, Sheetak is improving solid state cooling systems by using proprietary thermoelectric materials along with other innovations to achieve significant energy efficiency. Sheetak’s new design displaces compressor-based technology; improves reliability; and decreases energy usage. Sheetak’s use of semiconductor manufacturing methods leads to less material use—facilitating cheaper production.

None

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

General formula for the thermoelectric transport phenomena based on Fermi liquid theory: Thermoelectric power, Nernst coefficient, and thermal conductivity  

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On the basis of linear response transport theory, the general expressions for the thermoelectric transport coefficients, such as thermoelectric power (S), Nernst coefficient (?), and thermal conductivity (?), are derived by using Fermi liquid theory. The obtained expression is exact for the most singular term in terms of 1/?k* (?k* being the quasiparticle damping rate). We utilize Ward identities for the heat velocity which is derived by the local energy conservation law. The derived expressions enable us to calculate various thermoelectric transport coefficients in a systematic way, within the framework of the conserving approximation of Baym and Kadanoff. Thus the present expressions are very useful for studying strongly correlated electrons such as high-Tc superconductors, organic metals, and heavy fermion systems, where the current vertex correction (VC) is expected to play important roles. By using the derived expression, we calculate the thermal conductivity ? in a free-dispersion model up to second order with respect to the on-site Coulomb potential U. We find that it is slightly enhanced due to the VC for the heat current, although the VC for electron current makes the conductivity (?) of this system diverge, reflecting the absence of the umklapp process.

Hiroshi Kontani

2003-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

344

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials: From Superlattices to Nanocomposites Ronggui Yang1  

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Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials: From Superlattices to Nanocomposites Ronggui Yang1. Materials with a large thermoelectric figure of merit can be used to develop efficient solid-state devices nanocomposites, aiming at developing high efficiency thermoelectric energy conversion materials. 1. Introduction

Chen, Gang

345

Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization  

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Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization Adnan H. Nayfeh by the intrinsic thermoelectric anisotropy and inhomogeneity of the material to be inspected. This article presents for non- destructive evaluation NDE and materials characterization. Most existing thermoelectric NDE

Nagy, Peter B.

346

Phase Transition Enhanced Thermoelectrics From the Resnick Sustainability Institute  

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class of thermoelectric materials, mixed ion-electron conductors. It examines a new method thermoelectric material, Cu2 Se, that shows enhanced efficiency near its structural phase transition temperature and enhancing the thermoelectric effect. Via material engineering, including electrochemical investigations

347

Electron and Phonon Engineering in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Zhifeng Ren  

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2.00pm Electron and Phonon Engineering in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Zhifeng Ren Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Abstract Thermoelectric materials a successful case for potentially large scale application using thermoelectric materials. Biography Dr Zhifeng

Levi, Anthony F. J.

348

GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION POTENTIAL WITH COMBINED HEAT AND POWER WITH DISTRIBUTED GENERATION PRIME MOVERS - ASME 2012  

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Pending or recently enacted greenhouse gas regulations and mandates are leading to the need for current and feasible GHG reduction solutions including combined heat and power (CHP). Distributed generation using advanced reciprocating engines, gas turbines, microturbines and fuel cells has been shown to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) compared to the U.S. electrical generation mix due to the use of natural gas and high electrical generation efficiencies of these prime movers. Many of these prime movers are also well suited for use in CHP systems which recover heat generated during combustion or energy conversion. CHP increases the total efficiency of the prime mover by recovering waste heat for generating electricity, replacing process steam, hot water for buildings or even cooling via absorption chilling. The increased efficiency of CHP systems further reduces GHG emissions compared to systems which do not recover waste thermal energy. Current GHG mandates within the U.S Federal sector and looming GHG legislation for states puts an emphasis on understanding the GHG reduction potential of such systems. This study compares the GHG savings from various state-of-the- art prime movers. GHG reductions from commercially available prime movers in the 1-5 MW class including, various industrial fuel cells, large and small gas turbines, micro turbines and reciprocating gas engines with and without CHP are compared to centralized electricity generation including the U.S. mix and the best available technology with natural gas combined cycle power plants. The findings show significant GHG saving potential with the use of CHP. Also provided is an exploration of the accounting methodology for GHG reductions with CHP and the sensitivity of such analyses to electrical generation efficiency, emissions factors and most importantly recoverable heat and thermal recovery efficiency from the CHP system.

Curran, Scott [ORNL; Theiss, Timothy J [ORNL; Bunce, Michael [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012  

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3rd Thermoelectrics 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on AddThis.com... Publications Key Publications Plans & Roadmaps Partnership Documents Annual Progress Reports Success Stories

350

2nd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2011 | Department of...  

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for the Application of Thermoelectric Generators Andreas Eder BMW Group, Munich, Germany Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Overview of Worldwide Activities in Thermoelectrics John...

351

Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery From the Exhaust of a Light...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

More Documents & Publications The Effects of an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra Pickup Truck Progress in Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery from a...

352

Analysis of a novel thermoelectric generator in the built environment.  

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??This study centered on a novel thermoelectric generator (TEG) integrated into the built environment. Designed by Watts Thermoelectric LLC, the TEG is essentially a novel… (more)

Lozano, Adolfo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Development of a 100-Watt High Temperature Thermoelectric Generator...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Generator Development of a 100-Watt High Temperature Thermoelectric Generator Test results for low and high temperature thermoelectric generators (TEG) those for a...

354

Progress toward Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

toward Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC System for Automotive Applications Progress toward Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC...

355

Nano-structures Thermoelectric Materals - Part 2 | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Nano-structures Thermoelectric Materals - Part 2 Nano-structures Thermoelectric Materals - Part 2 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: RTI International 2002deervenkatasubramanian2...

356

Nano-structures Thermoelectric Materals - Part 1 | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Nano-structures Thermoelectric Materals - Part 1 Nano-structures Thermoelectric Materals - Part 1 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: RTI International 2002deervenkatasubramanian1...

357

Innovative Nano-structuring Routes for Novel ThermoelectricMaterials...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Nano-structuring Routes for Novel Thermoelectric Materials;Phonon Blocking & DOS Engineering Innovative Nano-structuring Routes for Novel Thermoelectric Materials;Phonon Blocking &...

358

High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials and Technologies High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials and Technologies...

359

Feasibility of OnBoard Thermoelectric Generation for Improved...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

OnBoard Thermoelectric Generation for Improved Vehicle Fuel Economy Feasibility of OnBoard Thermoelectric Generation for Improved Vehicle Fuel Economy Poster presentation at the...

360

Overview of Progress in Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies...  

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Overview of Progress in Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Overview of Progress in Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Presents progress in...

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361

Probabilistic Mechanical Reliability Prediction of Thermoelectric Legs  

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The probability of failure, Pf, for various square-arrayed thermoelectric device designs using bismuth telluride, lead telluride, or skutterudite thermoelectric materials were estimated. Only volume- or bulk-based Pf analysis was considered in this study. The effects of the choice of the thermoelectric material, the size of the leg array, the height of the thermoelectric legs, and the boundary conditions on the Pf of thermoelectric devices were investigated. Yielding of the solder contacts and mounting layer was taken into account. The modeling results showed that the use of longer legs, using skutterudites, allowing the thermoelectric device to freely deform while under a thermal gradient, and using smaller arrays promoted higher probabilities of survival.

Jadaan, Osama M. [University of Wisconsin, Platteville; Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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of the rejected waste heat from power generation. (c)and for use of the waste heat, a condenser is muchcycle ? t Fraction of waste heat recovered from Rankine

Norwood, Zachary Mills

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Incorporation and distribution of rhenium in a borosilicate glass melt heat treated in a sealed ampoule  

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We investigated a mass balance of rhenium (used as a surrogate for technetium-99) in a borosilicate glass that was mixed with excess Re source (KReO4) beyond its solubility and heat treated in a vacuum-sealed fused silica ampoule. Distribution of Re in the bulk of the glass, in a salt phase formed on the melt surface, and in condensate material deposited on the ampoule wall was evaluated to understand the Re migration into different phases during the reaction between the molten glass and KReO4. The information gained from this study will contribute to an effort to understand the mechanism of technetium retention in or escape from glass melt during early stages of glass batch melting, which is a goal of the present series of studies.

Kim, Dong-Sang; Schweiger, Michael J.

2013-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

364

A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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working fluid to power a remote heat engine, as the fluidCHP options. Having a remote heat engine has many advantages

Norwood, Zachary Mills

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

High thermoelectric performance by resonant dopant indium in nanostructured SnTe  

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From an environmental perspective, lead-free SnTe would be preferable for solid-state waste heat recovery if its thermoelectric figure-of-merit could be brought close to that of the lead-containing chalcogenides. In this ...

Liao, Bolin

366

Atomic Layer-by-Layer Thermoelectric Conversion in Topological Insulator Bismuth/Antimony Tellurides  

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the hot carrier conduction near the Fermi energy (EF) through the band states or other localized statesAtomic Layer-by-Layer Thermoelectric Conversion in Topological Insulator Bismuth Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Material design for direct heat-to-electricity conversion with substantial

Jo, Moon-Ho

367

Powering a Cat Warmer Using Thin-Film Thermoelectric Conversion of Microprocessor  

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towards one end, creating a difference in potential. The efficiency of thermo- electric generators (TEG efficiencies when converting heat to electricity using the thermoelectric ef- fect. Applied to microprocessors produced by laptops [14], [17], climate-change inducing electricity consumption [11], and unhappy house

Yang, Junfeng

368

Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and additional activities in Germany Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and...

369

Thermoelectric Materials by Design, Computational Theory and...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Design, Computational Theory and Structure Thermoelectric Materials by Design, Computational Theory and Structure 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual...

370

Thermoelectric Materials by Design: Computational Theory and...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Design: Computational Theory and Structure Thermoelectric Materials by Design: Computational Theory and Structure Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies...

371

Scientists Connect Thermoelectric Materials and Topological Insulators...  

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and relativity in combination produce a unique conducting state on the surface. Excellent thermoelectric performance depends on a material having both high conductivity and high...

372

Concentrated Thermoelectric Power | Department of Energy  

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Concentrated Thermoelectric Power This fact sheet describes a concentrated solar hydroelectric power project awarded under the DOE's 2012 SunShot Concentrating Solar Power R&D...

373

Thermoelectric Power Generation System with Loop Thermosyphon...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Power Generation System with Loop Thermosyphon in Future High Efficiency Hybrid Vehicles Thermoelectric Power Generation System with Loop Thermosyphon in Future High Efficiency...

374

Electrical and Thermoelectrical Transport Properties of Graphene  

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OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE Electrical and ThermoelectricalIn addition to the electrical conductivity, thermoelectricthe energy-dependent electrical conductivity under certain

Wang, Deqi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Ferecrystals: Thermoelectric Materials Poised Between the Crystalline...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

These new compounds are thermal stable to 650 C, have low thermal and an increased ZT. johnson.pdf More Documents & Publications Trends in Thermoelectric Properties with...

376

Trends in Thermoelectric Properties with Nanostructure: Ferecrystals...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

to interleave on the nanoscale two or more compounds with different crystal structures johnson.pdf More Documents & Publications Ferecrystals: Thermoelectric Materials Poised...

377

Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Performance: Figure of Merit (ZT) Oregon State Vehicle Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Nanoscale Effects for Thermoelectrics (courtesy Millie Dresselhaus, MIT)...

378

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials and High Efficiency Power...  

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Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials and High Efficiency Power Generation Modules Home Author: T. Hogan, A. Downey, J. Short, S. D. Mahanti, H. Schock, E. Case Year: 2007...

379

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability | Department of Energy  

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Mechanical Reliability Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

380

Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement...  

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Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of...

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Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology | Department...  

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with the NSF deer11fairbanks.pdf More Documents & Publications Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology Solid-State Energy Conversion Overview Automotive...

382

Correlation Between Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of...  

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converted into crystalline bulks under pressure produced thermoelectric materials of nano-sized grains with strongly coupled grain boundaries, achieving reduced lattice thermal...

383

Recent Device Developments with Advanced Bulk Thermoelectric...  

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at RTI Reviews work in engineered thin-film nanoscale thermoelectric materials and nano-bulk materials with high ZT undertaken by RTI in collaboration with its research...

384

Miniature thermo-electric cooled cryogenic pump  

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A miniature thermo-electric cooled cryogenic pump is described for removing residual water molecules from an inlet sample prior to sample analysis in a mass spectroscopy system, such as ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) mass spectroscopy. The cryogenic pump is a battery operated, low power (<1.6 watts) pump with a {Delta}T=100 C characteristic. The pump operates under vacuum pressures of 5{times}10{sup {minus}4} Torr to ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions in the range of 1{times}10{sup {minus}7} to 3{times}10{sup {minus}9} Torr and will typically remove partial pressure, 2{times}10{sup {minus}7} Torr, residual water vapor. The cryogenic pump basically consists of an inlet flange piece, a copper heat sink with a square internal bore, four two tier Peltier (TEC) chips, a copper low temperature square cross sectional tubulation, an electronic receptacle, and an exit flange piece, with the low temperature tubulation being retained in the heat sink at a bias angle of 5{degree}, and with the TECs being positioned in parallel to each other with a positive potential being applied to the top tier thereof. 2 figs.

Keville, R.F.

1997-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniature thermo-electric cooled cryogenic pump  

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A miniature thermo-electric cooled cryogenic pump for removing residual water molecules from an inlet sample prior to sample analysis in a mass spectroscopy system, such as ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) mass spectroscopy. The cryogenic pump is a battery operated, low power (<1.6 watts) pump with a .DELTA.T=100.degree. C. characteristic. The pump operates under vacuum pressures of 5.times.10.sup.-4 Torr to ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions in the range of 1.times.10.sup.-7 to 3.times.10.sup.-9 Torr and will typically remove partial pressure, 2.times.10.sup.-7 Torr, residual water vapor. The cryogenic pump basically consists of an inlet flange piece, a copper heat sink with a square internal bore, four two tier Peltier (TEC) chips, a copper low temperature square cross sectional tubulation, an electronic receptacle, and an exit flange piece, with the low temperature tubulation being retained in the heat sink at a bias angle of 5.degree., and with the TECs being positioned in parallel to each other with a positive potential being applied to the top tier thereof.

Keville, Robert F. (Valley Springs, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Thermoelectric properties of mesoscopic superconductors  

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We develop a general framework for describing thermoelectric effects in phase-coherent superconducting structures. Formulas for the electrical conductance, thermal conductance, thermopower, and Peltier coefficient are obtained and their various symmetries discussed. Numerical results for both dirty and clean Andreev interferometers are presented. We predict that giant oscillations of the thermal conductance can occur, even when oscillations in the electrical conductance are negligibly small. Results for clean, two-dimensional systems with a single superconducting inclusion are also presented, which show that normal-state oscillations arising from quasiparticle boundary scattering are suppressed by the onset of superconductivity. In contrast, for a clean system with no normal-state boundary scattering, switching on superconductivity induces oscillations in off-diagonal thermoelectric coefficients. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Claughton, N.R.; Lambert, C.J. [School of Physics and Chemistry, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA14YB (England)] [School of Physics and Chemistry, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA14YB (England)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Modeling Energy Recovery Using Thermoelectric Conversion Integrated with an Organic Rankine Bottoming Cycle  

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Hot engine exhaust represents a resource that is often rejected to the environment without further utilization. This resource is most prevalent in the transportation sector, but stationary engine-generator systems also typically do not utilize this resource. Engine exhaust is a source of high grade thermal energy that can potentially be utilized by various approaches to produce electricity or to drive heating and cooling systems. This paper describes a model system that employs thermoelectric conversion as a topping cycle integrated with an organic Rankine bottoming cycle for waste heat utilization. This approach is being developed to fully utilize the thermal energy contained in hot exhaust streams. The model is composed of a high temperature heat exchanger which extracts thermal energy for driving the thermoelectric conversion elements. However, substantial sensible heat remains in the exhaust stream after emerging from the heat exchanger. The model incorporates a closely integrated bottoming cycle to utilize this remaining thermal energy in the exhaust stream. The model has many interacting parameters that define combined system quantities such as overall output power, efficiency, and total energy utilization factors. In addition, the model identifies a maximum power operating point for the system. That is, the model can identify the optimal amount of heat to remove from the exhaust flow to run through the thermoelectric elements. Removing too much or too little heat from the exhaust stream in this stage will reduce overall cycle performance. The model has been developed such that heat exchanger UAh values, thermal resistances, ZT values, and multiple thermoelectric elements can be investigated in the context of system operation. The model also has the ability to simultaneously determine the effect of each cycle design parameter on the performance of the overall system, thus giving the ability to utilize as much waste heat as possible. Key analysis results are presented showing the impact of critical design parameters on power output, system performance and inter-relationships between design parameters in governing performance.

Miller, Erik W.; Hendricks, Terry J.; Peterson, Richard B.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioner...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioners Advanced Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioners Presents recent advances in thermoelectric...

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Concentrated Thermoelectric Power  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and night using no moving parts at both the utility and distributed scale. Concentrating Solar Power MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM: SunShot CSP R&D 2012 TOPIC:...

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Development of a solar receiver for a high-efficiency thermionic/thermoelectric conversion system  

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Solar energy is one of the most promising energy resources on Earth and in space, because it is clean and inexhaustible. Therefore, we have been developing a solar-powered high-efficiency thermionic-thermoelectric conversion system which combines a thermionic converter (TIC) with a thermoelectric converter (TEC) to use thermal energy efficiently and to achieve high efficiency conversion. The TIC emitter must uniformly heat up to 1800 K. The TIC emitter can be heated using thermal radiation from a solar receiver maintained at a high temperature by concentrated solar irradiation. A cylindrical cavity-type solar receiver constructed from graphite was designed and heated in a vacuum by using the solar concentrator at Tohoku University. The maximum temperature of the solar receiver enclosed by a molybdenum cup reached 1965 K, which was sufficiently high to heat a TIC emitter using thermal radiation from the receiver. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Naito, H.; Kohsaka, Y.; Cooke, D.; Arashi, H. [Tohoku Univ., Aramaki (Japan)] [Tohoku Univ., Aramaki (Japan)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

IMPROVING THERMOELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY WITH AEROGEL  

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aerogel as an effective sublimation barrier for a wide range of thermoelectric technologies based on Si

Jeff Sakamoto; Thierry Caillat; Jean-pierre Fleurial; Steve Jones; Jong-ah Paik; Winny Dong

392

Thermoelectric Bulk Materials from the Explosive Consolidation of Nanopowders  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Describes technique of explosively consolidating nanopowders to yield fully dense, consolidated, nanostructured thermoelectric material

393

Design and Optimization of Compatible, Segmented Thermoelectric Generators  

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to rationally select materials for a segmented thermoelectric generator. The thermoelectric potential is used for the exact analytic expressions for materials with temperature dependent thermoelectric properties C H T T = . The thermoelectric material governs how close the efficiency can be to Carnot primarily

394

Making the Right Substitution for Better Thermoelectrics | U.S. DOE Office  

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Making the Right Substitution for Better Thermoelectrics Making the Right Substitution for Better Thermoelectrics Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » February 2013 Making the Right Substitution for Better Thermoelectrics Exploiting the self-organizing nature of atoms to block heat transfer and improve thermal-to-electrical energy conversion. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of Ctirad Uher

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Modeling of thermoelectricity and magnetohydrodynamics at a cell or dendrite tip  

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When a solidification front is non-planar, in electrically conducting materials, such as metals or semi-conductors, the Seebeck effect generates an electric current (density j{sub TE}) at the scale of each non isothermal deformation (dendrite, cell, ...) and Peltier effect causes cooling at its tip (heating at its base). Alone, these thermoelectric effects, which are weakly destabilizing, do not significantly modify the solidification process. But, when an external magnetic field B is applied, the Lorentz force j{sub TE} x B drives a fluid motion, whose typical velocities may be higher than the speed of the moving front and thus may influence the solidification phenomenon. The influence of thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamic effects (TEMHD) is numerically examined in the particular case of a vertical directional solidification in the presence of vertical magnetic field. Numerical models have been used to simulate in details the internal thermoelectric current, the velocity and concentration fields around a dendrite-like shape.

Laskar, O.; Moreau, R. [EPM-Madylam, Saint Martin D`Heres (France); Lehmann, P.; Camel, D. [CEREM/DEM CENG, Grenoble (France)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

396

A High-temperature, High-efficiency Solar Thermoelectric Generator Prototype  

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Abstract Solar thermoelectric generators (STEGs) have the potential to convert solar energy at greater than 15% efficiency. This project investigates the system design, the necessary thermoelectric and optical technologies, and the economic feasibility of the STEG approach. A STEG is a solid-state heat engine that converts sunlight directly into DC electricity through the thermoelectric effect. \\{STEGs\\} consist of three subsystems: the solar absorber, the thermoelectric generator (TEG), and the heat management system (insulation, heat exchanger, vacuum enclosure, etc.). This project will integrate several state-of-the-art technologies to achieve high efficiency, including next- generation materials for TEGs, high-temperature solar-selective absorbers, and thermal cavities. We will test \\{STEGs\\} at NREL's high flux solar furnace (HFSF) and perform analysis of parasitic losses and lifetime analysis to optimize prototype operation. Equally important for this technology is the development of a cost model to determine the economic competitiveness and possible application niches for STEG technologies. We report on first-order economic analysis to identify the most promising pathways for advancing the technology.

M.L. Olsen; E.L. Warren; P.A. Parilla; E.S. Toberer; C.E. Kennedy; G.J. Snyder; S.A. Firdosy; B. Nesmith; A. Zakutayev; A. Goodrich; C.S. Turchi; J. Netter; M.H. Gray; P.F. Ndione; R. Tirawat; L.L. Baranowski; A. Gray; D.S. Ginley

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Electrical Resistance and Thermo-Electric Power of the Alkali Metals  

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Electrical resistance and thermo-electric power of the five alkali metals, -183°C to 250°C.—Pure samples of the metals were fused into glass or quartz tubes, and measurements were made by means of thermo-junctions sealed into each end. Enough points were secured in each case to determine the slopes and the breaks in the curves. In both the resistance and thermo-electric power lines, changes of slope are observed beginning gradually 100 degrees or more below the melting point. These are taken to indicate transformations in each case from an ? to a ? form. These transformations occur at approximately the temperatures, 50°C for Li, -20°C to +20°C for Na, -120°C for K, -35°C for Rb, and -80°C for Cs. In all cases a sharp rise in thermo-electric power and resistance occurs as the melting point is approached. The temperature coefficients of resistance decrease smoothly with increasing atomic weight for all forms.Atomic heat of electrons in the alkali metals.—The atomic heat of electricity as computed from thermo-electric data is approximately 0.24 cal. for Na and K, and 0.58 cal. for Rb and Cs. The values are too small to account for the observed excess of the atomic heats for these metals above the equipartition value.

Charles C. Bidwell

1924-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Thermoelectric Development at Hi-Z Technology  

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An improved Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) for the Heavy Duty Class Eight Diesel Trucks is under development at Hi-Z Technology. The current TEG is equipped with the improved HZ-14 Thermoelectric module, which features better mechanical properties as well as higher electric power output. Also, the modules are held in place more securely.

Kushch, Aleksandr S.; Bass, John C.; Ghamaty, Saeid; Elsner, Norbert B.; Bergstrand, Richard A.; Furrow, David; Melvin, Mike

2002-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

399

Nanostructures having high performance thermoelectric properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides for a nanostructure, or an array of such nanostructures, each comprising a rough surface, and a doped or undoped semiconductor. The nanostructure is an one-dimensional (1-D) nanostructure, such a nanowire, or a two-dimensional (2-D) nanostructure. The nanostructure can be placed between two electrodes and used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.

Yang, Peidong; Majumdar, Arunava; Hochbaum, Allon I; Chen, Renkun; Delgado, Raul Diaz

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase transition enhanced thermoelectric figure-of-merit in copper chalcogenides  

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While thermoelectric materials can be used for solid state cooling, waste heat recovery, and solar electricity generation, low values of the thermoelectric figure of merit, zT, have led to an efficiency too low for widespread use. Thermoelectric effects are characterized by the Seebeck coefficient or thermopower, which is related to the entropy associated with charge transport. For example, coupling spin entropy with the presence of charge carriers has enabled the enhancement of zT in cobalt oxides. We demonstrate that the coupling of a continuous phase transition to carrier transport in Cu{sub 2}Se over a broad (360–410 K) temperature range results in a dramatic peak in thermopower, an increase in phonon and electron scattering, and a corresponding doubling of zT (to 0.7 at 406 K), and a similar but larger increase over a wider temperature range in the zT of Cu{sub 1.97}Ag{sub .03}Se (almost 1.0 at 400 K). The use of structural entropy for enhanced thermopower could lead to new engineering approaches for thermoelectric materials with high zT and new green applications for thermoelectrics.

Brown, David R.; Day, Tristan; Snyder, G. Jeffrey, E-mail: jsnyder@caltech.edu [Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Borup, Kasper A.; Christensen, Sebastian; Iversen, Bo B. [Department of Chemistry and iNano, Aarhus University, Aarhus 8000 (Denmark)

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron heat flow in the solar corona: Implications of non-Maxwellian velocity distributions, the solar gravitational  

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Electron heat flow in the solar corona: Implications of non-Maxwellian velocity distributions, the solar gravitational field, and Coulomb collisions John C. Dorelli Space and Atmospheric Science Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA Jack D. Scudder Department of Physics

Scudder, Jack

402

Optimization of non-evacuated receiver of solar collector having non-uniform temperature distribution for minimum heat loss  

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Abstract The present paper contains a numerical study of heat loss from a non-evacuated receiver typically used in parabolic trough collectors. To calculate temperature distributions on the receiver pipe (TP), an energy balance has been established over the entire cross-section of the receiver pipe at different fluid temperatures. In the energy balance, the flux distribution has been estimated by assuming normal incidence of solar insolation considering the sun as a point source. The temperature distributions of the receiver pipe are found, as per expectation, to be non-uniform. These temperature distributions have been fitted by sinusoidal and step functions and are used as temperature boundary conditions in a CFD study to optimize the size of the receiver. The mechanisms of heat loss that have been considered in this study are heat loss from (1) pipe to glass tube by conduction, convection and radiation and (2) glass tube to surrounding by convection (natural and forced) and radiation. The values of diameters of receiver pipe taken in this study are 33 mm, 48 mm, 60 mm, 70 mm, 89 mm and 102 mm. The radius ratio (RR) varied from 1.2 to 3 by changing diameter of glass tube. It is observed that, the critical value of RR for minimum heat loss is dependent upon receiver pipe diameter (DPo). The critical values of RR for pipe diameter (DPo) 33 mm, 48 mm, 60 mm, 70 mm, 89 mm and 102 mm are 1.5, 1.4, 1.375, 1.35, 1.3 and 1.25 respectively. The value of critical RR is lower for higher values of pipe diameter. The value of critical RR for a particular diameter of receiver is independent of receiver temperature and external wind velocity. Comparison of heat losses in non-uniform and uniform temperature cases shows that the values of heat losses in the two cases differ only by 1.5%.

Ramchandra G. Patil; Sudhir V. Panse; Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Heat–transfer effects of coalescence of bubbles from various site distributions  

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...October 2003 research-article Heat-transfer effects of coalescence of bubbles...FL 32611, USA A boiling-heat-transfer study with controlled coalescence...data-acquisition system, we found that the heat-transfer enhancement rate becomes higher...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Noncollisional heating and electron energy distributions in magnetically enhanced inductively coupled and helicon plasma sources  

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region. This enhancement results from noncollisional heating by the axial electric field for electrons­11 The mecha- nisms through which more efficient heating of electrons oc- curs in these systems are not well- teraction mechanism is electron acceleration by the parallel component of the electric field. The heating

Kushner, Mark

405

Municipal District Heating and Cooling Co-generation System Feasibility Research  

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In summer absorption refrigerating machines provide cold water using excess heat from municipal thermoelectric power plant through district heating pipelines, which reduces peak electric load from electricity networks in summer. The paper simulates...

Zhang, W.; Guan, W.; Pan, Y.; Ding, G.; Song, X.; Zhang, Y.; Li, Y.; Wei, H.; He, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Impinging radial and inline jets: A comparison with regard to heat transfer, wall pressure distribution, and pressure loss  

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Heat transfer and wall pressure distribution on a plane surface generated by single impinging inline or radial jets are studied experimentally. The pressure drop of inline and radial jet nozzles is measured. The effects of flow exit angle, nozzle to surface distance, and exit velocity on heat transfer, wall pressure distribution, and pressure drop are discussed. Heat transfer results show that radial jets with flow exit angles of +45°–+60° generate up to 60% higher local and up to 50% higher global Nusselt numbers compared with inline jets of the same volumetric flow rate and exit velocity. Measured wall pressure distributions are presented in terms of pressure coefficients. The total force exerted by radial jets on a plane surface is lower than that exerted by inline jets. Radial jets with negative flow exit angles can generate small lifting forces. Results of pressure drop measurements are presented in terms of resistance coefficients, which allow an estimation of the necessary additional fan power if radial jet nozzles instead of inline jet nozzles are employed. For radial jet nozzles with flow exit angles of +45° ? ? ? +60° the rise of fan energy costs is negligible compared with the rise of heat/mass transfer. Radial jet nozzles have a high potential for application, particularly when very high drying rates or small jet forces on the impingement surface or both are required.

F. Peper; W. Leiner; M. Fiebig

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Fluid flow and heat transfer across an elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank with randomly distributed features  

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Abstract An elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank (EHFMTB) has better performances while being employed for air humidification. The EHFMTB is populated in a plastic shell to form a shell-and-tube heat exchanger like membrane contactor. The tube bank is always randomly populated in practical applications because of convenience and randomness in the manufacturing process. The fluid flow and heat transfer across a randomly distributed elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank (REHFMTB) are investigated. To disclose the influences of the fiber arrangements on the performances, three unit cells containing 20 fibers with different randomly distributions are selected as the calculating domains. A renormalization group k–? (RNG KE) turbulence model with enhanced wall treatment is used for solving the equations governing the momentum and heat transports. The friction factor and Nusselt number across the REHFMTB under various fiber distributions, Reynolds numbers (Re), packing fractions (?) and elliptical semiaxis ratios (b/a) are numerically obtained and experimentally validated. It is found that the comprehensive heat transfer performance is deteriorated for the fluid flow across the REHFMTB.

Runhua Jiang; Minlin Yang; Sheng Chen; Si-Min Huang; Xiaoxi Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Thermoelectric power in carbon nanotubes  

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The theoretical results for the temperature dependence of the thermoelectric power of graphite and semimetal carbon nanotubes are reported. In the calculations, the cylindrical superatomic range structure of nanotubes is taken into account. The Boltzmann equation and the {pi}-electron model of semimetal carbon nanotubes are used. The basic parameters of the calculation are the concentration of electrons, the Fermi energy, and the energy of the local level associated with the cylindrical structure of carbon nanotubes. The theoretical results are compared with the available experimental data.

Mavrinskiy, A. V., E-mail: mavrinsky@gmail.com; Baitinger, E. M. [Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University (Russian Federation)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

409

Thermoelectric standardisation - Reference materials and characterisation  

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Thermoelectric materials for working temperatures between 300 K and 1000 K become continuously more important for energy recuperation applications. The efficiency is determined by the transport properties (electrical and thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient) which form the known thermoelectric figure of merit ZT. The thorough determination of ZT represents the basis for the assessment of thermoelectric materials research. Due to different continuing difficulties measurement errors distinctly higher than 15% can be observed repeatedly which is still too high for an industrial benchmark and deficient for many scientific investigations and technological developments. Against this background a project was launched in 2011 together with the Fraunhofer Institute of Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM Freiburg) the Department Temperature of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB Berlin) and the company Netzsch Gerätebau GbmH (Selb). The aim of the project "Thermoelectric Standardisation" (TEST) is to minimise the measurement uncertainties and to develop traceable high-accurate thermoelectric characterisation techniques and thermoelectric reference materials for the mentioned temperature range. Here we initially present the project to the thermoelectric society and want to give a survey on the planned activities and the current status of the contributions of the German Aerospace Center (DLR Cologne).

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

On the Use of Thermoelectric (TE) Applications Based on Commercial Modules: The Case of TE Generator and TE Cooler  

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In 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 1300 cc) 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.

K. Zorbas; E. Hatzikraniotis; K. M. Paraskevopoulos; Th. Kyratsi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System Program  

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Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) convert the heat generated by radioactive decay to electricity using thermocouples. RTGs have a long operating life, are reasonably lightweight, and require little or no maintenance once assembled and tested. These factors make RTGs particularly attractive for use in spacecraft. However, because RTGs contain significant quantities of radioactive materials, normally plutonium-238 and its decay products, they must be transported in packages built in accordance with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71. The U.S. Department of Energy assigned the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System (RTGTS) Program to Westinghouse Hanford Company in 1988 to develop a system meeting the regulatory requirements. The program objective was to develop a transportation system that would fully comply with 10 CFR 71 while protecting RTGs from adverse environmental conditions during normal conditions of transport (e.g., shock and heat). The RTGTS is scheduled for completion in December 1996 and will be available to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration{close_quote}s Cassini mission to Saturn in October 1997. This paper provides an overview of the RTGTS and discusses the hardware being produced. Additionally, various program management innovations mandated by recent major changes in the U.S. Department of Energy structure and resources will be outlined. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

McCoy, J.C.; Becker, D.L. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transporation System Program  

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Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) convert the heat generated by radioactive decay to electricity using thermocouples. RTGs have a long operating life, are reasonably lightweight, and require little or no maintenance once assembled and tested. These factors make RTGs particularly attractive for use in spacecraft However, because RTGs contain significant quantities of radioactive materials, normally plutonium-238 and its decay products, they must be transported in packages built in accordance with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71. The US Department of Energy assigned the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System (RTGTS) Program to Westinghouse Hanford Company in 1988 to develop a system meeting the regulatory requirements. The program objective was to develop a transportation system that would fully comply with 10 CFR 71 while protecting RTGs from adverse environmental conditions during normal conditions of transport (e.g., shock and heat). The RTGTS is scheduled for completion in December 1996 and will be available to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Cassini mission to Saturn in October 1997. This paper provides an overview of the RTGTS and discusses the hardware being produced. Additionally, various program management innovations mandated by recent ma or changes in the US Department of Energy structure and resources will be outlined.

McCoy, J.C.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Latent Heating in the South Asian Monsoon Region  

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Information from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) level 3 monthly 0.5° × 0.5° Convective and Stratiform Heating (CSH) product and TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) 2A12 datasets is used to examine the four-dimensional latent heating (LH) ...

Manuel D. Zuluaga; Carlos D. Hoyos; Peter J. Webster

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Observation of a plateau electron distribution function due to electron cyclotron heating for an efficient plug potential formation  

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A plateau-shaped electron distribution function is observed when an electrostatic electron-trapping potential is formed by the electron cyclotron heating (ECH) in the plug region of the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror. Also, a remarkable thermal isolation effect due to a kV-range thermal barrier is observed along with the difference between distribution functions in thermally separated regions. These new findings as well as the relation between ion-confining potentials and thermal-barrier potentials in the kV range consistently support the validity of Cohen’s strong ECH theory.

T. Cho; M. Hirata; K. Ogura; E. Takahashi; T. Kondoh; N. Yamaguchi; K. Masai; K. Hayashi; I. Katanuma; K. Ishii; T. Saito; Y. Kiwamoto; K. Yatsu; S. Miyoshi

1990-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

415

A facility to remotely assemble radioisotope thermoelectric generators  

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Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) are electrical power sources that use heat from decaying radioisotopes to directly generate electrical power. The RTG assembly process is performed in an inert atmosphere inside a large glovebox, which is surrounded by radiation shielding to reduce exposure to neutron and gamma radiation from the radioisotope heat source. In the past, allowable dose rate limits have allowed direct, manual assembly methods; however, current dose rate limits require a thicker radiation shielding that makes direct, manual assembly infeasible. To minimize RTG assembly process modifications, telerobotic systems are being investigated to perform remote assembly tasks. Telerobotic systems duplicate human arm motion and incorporate force feedback sensitivity to handle objects and tools in a human-like manner. A telerobotic system with two arms and a three-dimensional (3-D) vision system can be used to perform remote RTG assembly tasks inside gloveboxes and cells using unmodified, normal hand tools.

Engstrom, J.W.; Goldmann, L.H.; Truitt, R.W.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Most efficient quantum thermoelectric at finite power output  

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Machines are only Carnot efficient if they are reversible, but then their power output is vanishingly small. Here we ask, what is the maximum efficiency of an irreversible device with finite power output? We use a nonlinear scattering theory to answer this question for thermoelectric quantum systems; heat engines or refrigerators consisting of nanostructures or molecules that exhibit a Peltier effect. We find that quantum mechanics places an upper bound on both power output, and on the efficiency at any finite power. The upper bound on efficiency equals Carnot efficiency at zero power output, but decays with increasing power output. It is intrinsically quantum (wavelength dependent), unlike Carnot efficiency. This maximum efficiency occurs when the system lets through all particles in a certain energy window, but none at other energies. A physical implementation of this is discussed, as is the suppression of efficiency by a phonon heat flow.

Robert S. Whitney

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

417

Convective heat and mass transfer and evolution of the moisture distribution in combined convection and radio frequency drying  

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In a previous study (Dostie and Navarri, 1994), experiments indicated that a non-uniform moisture distribution could develop in radio frequency drying depending on the applied power and initial conditions, making the design and scale-up of such a dryer a more difficult task. Consequently, a thorough study of the combined convection and RF drying process was undertaken. Experimental results have shown that the values of the heat and mass transfer coefficients decrease with an increase in evaporation rate caused by RF energy. This effect is adequately taken into account by the boundary layer theory. Furthermore, the usual analogy between heat and mass transfer has been verified to apply in RF drying. Experiments have also shown that a different mass transfer resistance on both sides of the product should not result in non-uniform drying. However, it appears that non-uniform drying is dependent upon the initial moisture distribution and the relative intensity of heat transfer by convection and RF. It was shown that the maximum drying rate occurs at a higher average water content and that the total drying time increases with non-uniformity of the initial moisture distribution.

Poulin, A.; Dostie, M.; Kendall, J. [LTEE d`Hydro-Quebec, Shawinigan, Quebec (Canada); Proulx, P. [Univ. de Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)

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Generalized drift-diffusion for microscopic thermoelectricity  

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Although thermoelectric elements increasingly incorporate nano-scale features in similar material systems as other micro-electronic devices, the former are described in the language of irreversible thermodynamics while ...

Santhanam, Parthiban

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoacoustic measurement of bandgaps of thermoelectric materials  

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Thermoelectric materials are a promising class of direct energy conversion materials, usually consisting of highly doped semiconductors. The key to maximizing their thermal to electrical energy conversion lies in optimizing ...

Ni, George (George Wei)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Device testing and characterization of thermoelectric nanocomposites  

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It has become evident in recent years that developing clean, sustainable energy technologies will be one of the world's greatest challenges in the 21st century. Thermoelectric materials can potentially make a contribution ...

Muto, Andrew (Andrew Jerome)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics : material advancements and market applications  

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Thermoelectric properties have been known since the initial discovery in 1821 by Thomas Seebeck, who found that a current flowed at the junction of two dissimilar metals when placed under a temperature differential. This ...

Monreal, Jorge

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Semiclassical model for thermoelectric transport in nanocomposites  

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Nanocomposites (NCs) has recently been proposed and experimentally demonstrated to be potentially high-efficiency thermoelectric materials by reducing the thermal conductivity through phonon-interface scattering and possibly ...

Zhou, Jun

423

Radioisotope thermoelectric generator licensed hardware package and certification tests  

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This paper presents the Licensed Hardware package and the Certification Test portions of the Radioisitope Themoelectric Generator Transportation System. This package has been designed to meet those portions of the {ital Code} {ital of} {ital Federal} {ital Regulations} (10 CFR 71) relating to ``Type B`` shipments of radioactive materials. The licensed hardware is now in the U. S. Department of Energy licensing process that certifies the packaging`s integrity under accident conditions. The detailed information for the anticipated license is presented in the safety analysis report for packaging, which is now in process and undergoing necessary reviews. As part of the licensing process, a full-size Certification Test Article unit, which has modifications slightly different than the Licensed Hardware or production shipping units, is used for testing. Dimensional checks of the Certification Test Article were made at the manufacturing facility. Leak testing and drop testing were done at the 300 Area of the U.S. Department of Energy`s Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The hardware includes independent double containments to prevent the environmental spread of {sup 238}Pu, impact limiting devices to protect portions of the package from impacts, and thermal insulation to protect the seal areas from excess heat during accident conditions. The package also features electronic feed-throughs to monitor the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator`s temperature inside the containment during the shipment cycle. This package is designed to safely dissipate the typical 4,500 thermal watts produced in the largest Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators. The package also contains provisions to ensure leak tightness when radioactive materials, such as a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for the Cassini Mission, planned for 1997 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, are being prepared for shipment. (Abstract Truncated)

Goldmann, L.H.; Averette, H.S. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, M/S R3-86 or N1-32, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistance and Thermo-Electric Power of Metallic Germanium  

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Electric Resistance and Thermo-electric Power of Germanium, from — 191° to 675° R=log A+aT+QkT.—Measurements were made on a pure specimen of this rare metal in the form of a rod 2.4 by 0.44 by 0.41 cm., prepared under the direction of L. M. Dennis. The current was led in through graphite blocks and thermo-junctions were placed in grooves near each end. For the thermo-electric power determinations a temperature gradient was secured by placing the specimen in a non-uniform part of a furnace or refrigerator and also by using a heater coil wound on one end. Between 125° and 450° the results indicate a slow reversible transformation of some sort, for below and above this range the thermo-electric power is a linear function of the temperature and also, except in the range 100° to 600°, the resistance is an exponential function of the form log R=log A+aT+QkT. The specific resistance reaches a minimum at - 116° and again at 645°, the temperature coefficient changing from positive to negative with rising temperature. Its value at 0° is 0.089 ohm per cm. cube.Periodic Relations among the Elements with Reference to Temperature Variation of Resistance are pointed out. High resistance elements toward the right side of the Periodic Table have characteristically negative coefficients while the good conductors toward the left side have positive coefficients. The elements in Group IV, C, Si, Ti, Ge and Zr show transitional behavior, each giving indications at least of a minimum resistance at temperatures which decrease regularly from very high for the lightest to very low for the heaviest element.Transformation in Germanium, 125° to 450° C., as indicated by the above data, shows no hysteresis, the rapid cooling curves duplicating the slow cooling and heating ones. The phases are always in equilibrium, one, perhaps, being dissolved in the other.

C. C. Bidwell

1922-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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and decreased cost of heat and electricity grid (Casten andgrid. Chapter 1 begins with analysis of the relative demand for electricity and heatheat can be cost-effectively stored with available technologies. (c) DCS-CHP thus can ameliorate grid-

Norwood, Zachary Mills

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Modelica® Library for Dynamic Simulation of Thermoelectric Generators  

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The contribution presents a new modeling library for the dynamic simulation of thermoelectric generators (TEG) in 1D spatial resolution. The core of the library is a model of the thermoelectric legs (TEL), which ...

M. Nesarajah; L. Exel; G. Frey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Segregated Network Polymer-Carbon Nanotubes Composites For Thermoelectrics  

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nanocomposites were measured for carbon nanotubes and the thermoelectric figure of merit, ZT, was calculated at room temperature. The influence on thermoelectric properties from filler concentration, stabilizer materials and drying condition are also discussed....

Kim, Dasaroyong

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Behavior of Flexible Organic Nanocomposites with Carbon Nanotubes  

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There have been significant researches about thermoelectric behaviors by applying carbon nanotube (CNT)/polymer nanocomposites. Due to its thermally disconnected but electrically connected junctions between CNTs, the thermoelectric properties were...

Choi, Kyung Who

2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A Natural-Gas-Fired Thermoelectric Power Generation System  

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This paper presents a combustion-driven thermoelectric power generation system that uses PbSnTe-based thermoelectric modules. The modules were integrated into a gas-fired furnace with a special burner design. The...

K. Qiu; A.C.S. Hayden

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial distribution of heat flux and fluctuations in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection  

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We numerically investigate the radial dependence of the velocity and temperature fluctuations and of the time-averaged heat flux j¯(r) in a cylindrical Rayleigh-Bénard cell with aspect ratio ?=1 for Rayleigh numbers Ra between 2×106 and 2×109 at a fixed Prandtl number Pr=5.2. The numerical results reveal that the heat flux close to the sidewall is larger than in the center and that, just as the global heat transport, it has an effective power law dependence on the Rayleigh number, j¯(r)?Ra?j(r). The scaling exponent ?j(r) decreases monotonically from 0.43 near the axis (r?0) to 0.29 close to the sidewalls (r?D/2). The effective exponents near the axis and the sidewall agree well with the measurements of Shang et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 244503 (2008)] and the predictions of Grossmann and Lohse [Phys. Fluids 16, 1070 (2004)]. Extrapolating our results to large Rayleigh number would imply a crossover at Ra?1015, where the heat flux near the axis would begin to dominate. In addition, we find that the local heat flux is more than twice as high at the location where warm or cold plumes go up or down than in plume depleted regions.

Rajaram Lakkaraju; Richard J. A. M. Stevens; Roberto Verzicco; Siegfried Grossmann; Andrea Prosperetti; Chao Sun; Detlef Lohse

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A 2D finite element with through the thickness parabolic temperature distribution for heat transfer simulations including welding  

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Abstract The arc welding process involves thermal cycles that cause the appearance of undesirable residual stresses. The determination of this thermal cycle is the first step to a thermomechanical analysis that allows the numerical calculation of residual stresses. This study describes the formulation of a 2D finite element with through the thickness parabolic temperature distribution, including an element estabilization procedure. The 2D element described in this paper can be used to perform thermal analysis more economically than 3D elements, especially in plates, because the number of degrees of freedom through the thickness will always be three. A numerical model of a tungsten arc welding (GTAW) setup was made based on published experimental results. Size and distribution of the heat source input, thermal properties dependent on temperature, surface heat losses by convection and latent heat during phase change were considered. In parallel the same setup was modeled using ANSYS software with 3D elements (SOLID70) to compare against 2D numerical results. The results obtained by 2D model, 3D model and experimental data showed good agreement.

Darlesson Alves do Carmo; Alfredo Rocha de Faria

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 | Department of...  

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Chestnut Hill, MA Analytical Modeling and Simulation of Thermomechanical Devices Jordan Chase NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California Thermoelectric Bulk...

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Compositional ordering and stability in nanostructured, bulk thermoelectric alloys.  

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Thermoelectric materials have many applications in the conversion of thermal energy to electrical power and in solid-state cooling. One route to improving thermoelectric energy conversion efficiency in bulk material is to embed nanoscale inclusions. This report summarize key results from a recently completed LDRD project exploring the science underpinning the formation and stability of nanostructures in bulk thermoelectric and the quantitative relationships between such structures and thermoelectric properties.

Hekmaty, Michelle A.; Faleev, S.; Medlin, Douglas L.; Leonard, F.; Lensch-Falk, J.; Sharma, Peter Anand; Sugar, J. D.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Experimental Characterization of Microscale Thermoelectric Effects  

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of thermoelectric energy conversion devices. J. Appl.convection cooling. Energy Conversion and Mangement, 46:for energy conversion .. 1

Favaloro, Tela

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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the thermoelectric module, and the water cooling tubes. Tothermoelectric module, combined with the thermal power transferred by the water cooling

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Heat transfer and temperature distribution in a turbulent flow over a flat plate with an unheated starting length  

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The present study is a numerical investigation of heat transfer and temperature distribution in a boundary layer formed by a flow with nonzero free stream turbulence over a flat plate with an unheated starting length. The numerical method is based on the Reynolds-averaged equations of motion and energy. As a closure for the Reynolds- averaged equations the Hinze relations for turbulent shear stresses and for turbulent heat flux are used. The Hinze equations are used instead of the usually employed Boussinesq eddy-viscosity hypothesis, because the latter does not work properly for flows with high free stream turbulence. It is shown in the present study that the influence of an unheated starting length on a temperature profile has manifested itself similarly to the influence of the free stream turbulence and resulted in a temperature profile with negative profile parameter. Unlike the flow with zero free stream turbulence, a heat transfer coefficient for the part of the plate with an unheated starting length can be less than for the fully heated plate. This difference increases with increasing level of the free stream turbulence. The family of functions that describe the influence of an unheated starting length for flows with nonzero free stream turbulence is presented.

Fridman, E.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

THERMOELECTRICAL ENERGY RECOVERY FROM THE EXHAUST OF A LIGHT TRUCK  

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A team formed by Clarkson University is engaged in a project to design, build, model, test, and develop a plan to commercialize a thermoelectric generator (TEG) system for recovering energy from the exhaust of light trucks and passenger cars. Clarkson University is responsible for project management, vehicle interface design, system modeling, and commercialization plan. Hi-Z Technology, Inc. (sub-contractor to Clarkson) is responsible for TEG design and construction. Delphi Corporation is responsible for testing services and engineering consultation and General Motors Corporation is responsible for providing the test vehicle and information about its systems. Funds were supplied by a grant from the Transportation Research Program of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), through Joseph R. Wagner. Members of the team and John Fairbanks (Project Manager, Office of Heavy Vehicle Technology). Currently, the design of TEG has been completed and initial construction of the TEG has been initiated by Hi-Z. The TEG system consists of heat exchangers, thermoelectric modules and a power conditioning unit. The heat source for the TEG is the exhaust gas from the engine and the heat sink is the engine coolant. A model has been developed to simulate the performance of the TEG under varying operating conditions. Preliminary results from the model predict that up to 330 watts can be generated by the TEG which would increase fuel economy by 5 percent. This number could possibly increase to 20 percent with quantum-well technology. To assess the performance of the TEG and improve the accuracy of the modeling, experimental testing will be performed at Delphi Corporation. A preliminary experimental test plan is given. To determine the economic and commercial viability, a business study has been conducted and results from the study showing potential areas for TEG commercialization are discussed.

Karri, M; Thacher, E; Helenbrook, B; Compeau, M; Kushch, A; Elsner, N; Bhatti, M; O' Brien, J; Stabler, F

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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BuildingaThermoelectricMug This rllorrfh,s  

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(Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators), which are basically armored canisters holding plutonium dioxide fuel. Here, I will show how you can use these in reverseto generate electrical power. Thermoelectric Devicesfava Power BuildingaThermoelectricMug F This rllorrfh,s ?rcjae J a v a P o w e r. . . . . . . . 4 6

Lorenz, Ralph D.

439

Engineering Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties in Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons  

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- ties [7]. Graphene, however, is not a useful thermoelectric material. Although its electricalEngineering Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties in Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons Hossein Karamitaheri1@iue.tuwien.ac.at (Dated: March 7, 2012) Abstract We theoretically investigate the thermoelectric properties of zigzag

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Evaluating the potential for high thermoelectric efficiency of silver selenide  

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to the exceptionally high mobility, higher than other optimized thermoelectric materials. Although zT decreases at high refrigerants.1 Increasing the efficiency of a thermoelectric material necessitates increasing the gure of merit contribution and an electronic contribution. Thermoelectric materials used in practice have zT near 1. One

Martin, Alain

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G. J. Snyder Page 1 THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF SELENIDE SPINELS  

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of merit, ZT, for thermoelectric materials. The figure of merit is defined as ZT = 2 T/, where conductivity. Thus, one method for finding new, advanced thermoelectric materials is to searchG. J. Snyder Page 1 THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF SELENIDE SPINELS G. Jeffrey Snyder*, T. Caillat

442

Automotive Thermoelectric Generators and HVAC  

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1) Compression (1 2) Combustion (2 3) Expansion (3 4) Exhaust (1 5) Heat loss to radiator: 30% of fuel energy lost ( 70% is used) waste heat T H T catlytic...

443

Using Thermally-Degrading, Partitioning, and Nonreactive Tracers to Determine Temperature Distribution and Fracture/Heat Transfer Surface Area in Geothermal Reservoirs  

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DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Project Summary. The goal of this project is to provide integrated tracer and tracer interpretation tools to facilitate quantitative characterization of temperature distributions and surface area available for heat transfer in EGS.

444

The Well-Group Distribution of Groundwater Source Heat Pump System Optimized Research  

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It is the key question that how does the well group arrange for application of GWSHP system. Based on the fact that the water movement is the important factor of heat transfer on aquifer, this paper presents two steps analysis method and analyze...

Liu, Z.; Lu, L.; Yoshida, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Optimal Well-Group Distribution of a Groundwater Source Heat Pump System  

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It is critical to determine how the well group arranges for application of the GWSHP system. Based on the fact that water movement is the most important factor influencing heat transfer in an aquifer, this paper presents a two-step analysis method...

Liu, Z.; Lu, L.; Yoshida, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon-germanium/gallium phosphide material in high power density thermoelectric modules. Final report, February 1980--September 1981  

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This is the final report of work on the characterization of an improved Si-Ge alloy and the fabrication of thermoelectric devices. The improved Si-Ge alloy uses a small addition of GaP in n- and p- type 80 at.% Si-20 at.% Ge; this addition reduces the thermal conductivity, thereby increasing its figure of merit and conversion efficiency. The thermoelectric devices fabricated include multicouples intended for use in Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and ring-type modules intended for use with nuclear reactor heat sources. This report summarizes the effort in the material as well as the device areas and discusses individual phases of each area. Results should form basis for further effort.

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1981-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sputter deposition of multilayer thermoelectric films: An approach to the fabrication of two-dimensional quantum wells  

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The relative efficiency of a thermoelectric material is measured in terms of a dimensionless figure of merit, ZT. Though all known thermoelectric materials are believed to have ZT{le}1, recent theoretical results predict that thermoelectric devices fabricated as two-dimensional quantum wells (2D QWs) or onedimensional (1D) quantum wires could have ZT{ge}3. Multilayers with the dimensions of 2D QWs have been synthesized by alternately sputtering Bi{sub 0.9}Sb{sub 0.1} and PbTe{sub 0.8}Se{sub 0.2} onto a moving single-crystal sapphire substrate from dual magnetrons. These materials have been used to test the thermoelectric quantum-well concept and gain insight into relevant transport mechanisms. If successful, this research could lead to thermoelectric devices that have efficiencies close to that of an ideal Carnot engine. Ultimately, such devices could be used to replace conventional heat engines and mechanical refrigeration systems.

Farmer, J.C.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Chapline, G.C. Jr.; Foreman, R.J.; Summers, L.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Dresselhaus, M.S.; Hicks, L.D. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of local heat transfer and velocity distributions between blockages with holes in a rectangular channel  

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University, Korea Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. S. C. Lau A numerical study has been conducted to understand the distributions of the local heat transfer coefficient and the local velocity for turbulent air flow past two or three blockages in a... chairman, Dr. S. C. Lau, for his abounding patience and relentless effort towards guiding me through my research. I greatly thank Dr. N. K. Anand for his suggestions and, especially, his help to get financial assistance. I also thank Dr. Y. A. Hasssn...

Lee, Sang Won

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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NSF/DOE Thermoelectric Partnership: High-Performance Thermoelectric...  

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on Abundant Silicide Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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A PC simulation of heat transfer and temperature distribution in a circulating wellbore  

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in their applicability because of their complexity and limited portability. As an alternative, a model has been developed for the personal computer which is portable, flexible, and easy to use. The model logically organizes the required data into categories. Previous...) 67 TABLE 7 - Well Data Summary For. Varying Specific Heat Of The Drilling Mud 70 TABLE 8 - Well Data Summary For Varying Mud Density TABLE 9 - Well Data Summary For Varying Geothermal 73 Gradient 75 TABLE 10 - Well Data Summary For Varying...

Pierce, Robert Duane

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Potential of Bi and Bi1-x Sbx Nanowire M. S. Dresselhausa,b  

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for thermoelectric applications is discussed. The advantages of bismuth as a low dimensional thermoelectric material as the wire diameter as materials parameters for optimizing the thermoelectric performance of these nanowires thermoelectric material. INTRODUCTION Bismuth provides a very attractive model system for thermoelectric

Cronin, Steve

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Anneng Thermoelectricity Group | Open Energy Information  

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Anneng Thermoelectricity Group Anneng Thermoelectricity Group Jump to: navigation, search Name Anneng Thermoelectricity Group Place Wuhan, Hubei Province, China Zip 430071 Sector Biomass Product China-based biomass project developer. Coordinates 30.572399°, 114.279121° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":30.572399,"lon":114.279121,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials  

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Characterization of thermoelectric materials can pose many problems. A temperature difference can be established across these materials as an electrical current is passed due to the Peltier effect. The thermopower of these materials is quite large and thus large thermal voltages can contribute to many of the measurements necessary to investigate these materials. This paper will discuss the chracterization techniques necessary to investigate these materials and provide an overview of some of the potential systematic errors which can arise. It will also discuss some of the corrections one needs to consider. This should provide an introduction to the characterization and measurement of thermoelectric materials and provide references for a more in depth discussion of the concepts. It should also serve as an indication of the care that must be taken while working with thermoelectric materials.

Tritt, T.M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Analytical thermal model validation for Cassini radioisotope thermoelectric generator  

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The Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft is designed to rely, without precedent, on the waste heat from its three radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) to warm the propulsion module subsystem, and the RTG end dome temperature is a key determining factor of the amount of waste heat delivered. A previously validated SINDA thermal model of the RTG was the sole guide to understanding its complex thermal behavior, but displayed large discrepancies against some initial thermal development test data. A careful revalidation effort led to significant modifications and adjustments of the model, which result in a doubling of the radiative heat transfer from the heat source support assemblies to the end domes and bring up the end dome and flange temperature predictions to within 2 C of the pertinent test data. The increased inboard end dome temperature has a considerable impact on thermal control of the spacecraft central body. The validation process offers an example of physically-driven analytical model calibration with test data from not only an electrical simulator but also a nuclear-fueled flight unit, and has established the end dome temperatures of a flight RTG where no in-flight or ground-test data existed before.

Lin, E.I. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Nongken Xinneng Thermoelectric Co Ltd | Open Energy  

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Mudanjiang Nongken Xinneng Thermoelectric Co Ltd Mudanjiang Nongken Xinneng Thermoelectric Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Nongken Xinneng Thermoelectric Co., Ltd. Place Mishan, Heilongjiang Province, China Zip 158308 Sector Biomass Product Heilongjiang-based developer of a CDM biomass plant. References Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Nongken Xinneng Thermoelectric Co., Ltd.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Nongken Xinneng Thermoelectric Co., Ltd. is a company located in Mishan, Heilongjiang Province, China . References ↑ "[ Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Nongken Xinneng Thermoelectric Co., Ltd.]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Heilongjiang_Mudanjiang_Nongken_Xinneng_Thermoelectric_Co_Ltd&oldid=346439"

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Life cycle analysis of distributed concentrating solar combined heat and power: economics, global warming potential and water  

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We report on life cycle assessment (LCA) of the economics, global warming potential and water (both for desalination and water use in operation) for a distributed concentrating solar combined heat and power (DCS-CHP) system. Detailed simulation of system performance across 1020 sites in the US combined with a sensible cost allocation scheme informs this LCA. We forecast a levelized cost of $0.25 kWh?1 electricity and $0.03 kWh?1 thermal, for a system with a life cycle global warming potential of ~80 gCO2eq kWh?1 of electricity and ~10 gCO2eq kWh?1 thermal, sited in Oakland, California. On the basis of the economics shown for air cooling, and the fact that any combined heat and power system reduces the need for cooling while at the same time boosting the overall solar efficiency of the system, DCS-CHP compares favorably to other electric power generation systems in terms of minimization of water use in the maintenance and operation of the plant. The outlook for water desalination coupled with distributed concentrating solar combined heat and power is less favorable. At a projected cost of $1.40 m?3, water desalination with DCS-CHP would be economical and practical only in areas where water is very scarce or moderately expensive, primarily available through the informal sector, and where contaminated or salt water is easily available as feed-water. It is also interesting to note that $0.40–$1.90 m?3 is the range of water prices in the developed world, so DCS-CHP desalination systems could also be an economical solution there under some conditions.

Zack Norwood; Daniel Kammen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Alkaline earth filled nickel skutterudite antimonide thermoelectrics  

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A thermoelectric material including a body centered cubic filled skutterudite having the formula A.sub.xFe.sub.yNi.sub.zSb.sub.12, where A is an alkaline earth element, x is no more than approximately 1.0, and the sum of y and z is approximately equal to 4.0. The alkaline earth element includes guest atoms selected from the group consisting of Be, Mb, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra and combinations thereof. The filled skutterudite is shown to have properties suitable for a wide variety of thermoelectric applications.

Singh, David Joseph

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

458

Holey Silicon as an Efficient Thermoelectric Material  

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This work investigated the thermoelectric properties of thin silicon membranes that have been decorated with high density of nanoscopic holes. These ?holey silicon? (HS) structures were fabricated by either nanosphere or block-copolymer lithography, both of which are scalable for practical device application. By reducing the pitch of the hexagonal holey pattern down to 55 nm with 35percent porosity, the thermal conductivity of HS is consistently reduced by 2 orders of magnitude and approaches the amorphous limit. With a ZT value of 0.4 at room temperature, the thermoelectric performance of HS is comparable with the best value recorded in silicon nanowire system.

Tang, Jinyao; Wang, Hung-Ta; Hyun Lee, Dong; Fardy, Melissa; Huo, Ziyang; Russell, Thomas P.; Yang, Peidong

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

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Hydronic Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings Jordan Dentz The ARIES Collaborative October 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation,

460

Thermoelectric power of small polarons in magnetic semiconductors  

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The thermoelectric power (Seebeck coefficient) ..cap alpha.. of a small polaron in both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic semiconductors and insulators is calculated for the first time. In particular, we obtain the contribution to the Seebeck coefficient arising from exchange interactions between the severely localized carrier (i.e., small polaron) of charge q and the spins of the host lattice. In essence, we study the heat transported along with a carrier. This heat, the Peltier heat, Pi, is related to the Seebeck coefficient by the Kelvin relation: Pi = qT..cap alpha.., where T is the temperature. The heat per carrier is simply the product of the temperature and the change of the entropy of the system when a small polaron is added to it. The magnetic contribution to the Seebeck coefficient is therefore directly related to the change of the magnetic entropy of the system upon introduction of a charge carrier. We explicitly treat the intrasite and intersite exchange interactions between a small polaron and the spins of a spin-1/2 system. These magnetic interactions produce two competing contributions to the Seebeck coefficient. First, adding the carrier tends to provide extra spin freedom (e.g., spin up or spin down of the carrier). This effect augments the entropy of the system, thereby producing a positive contribution to the Peltier heat. Second, however, the additional exchange between the carrier and the sites about it enhances the exchange binding among these sites. This generally reduces the energetically allowable spin configurations. The concomitant reduction of the system's entropy provides a negative contribution to the Peltier heat. At the highest of temperatures, when kT exceeds the intrasite exchange energy, the first effect dominates. Then, the Peltier heat is simply augmented by kT ln2.

Liu, N.H.; Emin, D.

1984-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Nonequilibrium Thermoelectrics: Low-Cost, High-Performance Materials for Cooling and Power Generation  

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Thermoelectric materials can be made into coolers (TECs) that use electricity to develop a temperature difference, cooling something, or generators (TEGs) that convert heat directly to electricity. One application of TEGs is to place them in a waste heat stream to recuperate some of the power being lost and putting it to use more profitably. To be effective thermoelectrics, however, materials must have both high electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity, a combination rarely found in nature. Materials selection and processing has led to the development of several systems with a figure of merit, ZT, of nearly unity. By using non-equilibrium techniques, we have fabricated higher efficiency thermoelectric materials. The process involves creating an amorphous material through melt spinning and then sintering it with either spark plasma or a hot press for as little as two minutes. This results in a 100% dense material with an extremely fine grain structure. The grain boundaries appear to retard phonons resulting in a reduced thermal conductivity while the electrons move through the material relatively unchecked. The techniques used are low-cost and scaleable to support industrial manufacturing.

Li, Q.

2011-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

462

An electrochemical system for efficiently harvesting low-grade heat energy  

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Efficient and low-cost thermal energy-harvesting systems are needed to utilize the tremendous low-grade heat sources. Although thermoelectric devices are attractive, its efficiency is limited by the relatively low ...

Lee, Seok Woo

463

Welding Isotopic Heat Sources for the Cassini Mission to Saturn (U)  

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In 1997 NASA will launch the Cassini scientific probe to the planet Saturn. Electric power for this probe will be provided by Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators thermally driven by General Purpose Heat Source modules.

Franco-Ferreira, E.A. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, SC (United States); George, T.G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, CA (United States)

1995-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

464

Minority-Carrier Thermoelectric Devices Kevin P. Pipe and Rajeev J. Ram  

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results are given for several common material systems. Introduction Thermoelectric effects haveMinority-Carrier Thermoelectric Devices Kevin P. Pipe and Rajeev J. Ram Research Laboratory the thermoelectric performance of the electronic devices themselves. Recognizing that minority carriers play

465

Method of controlling temperature of a thermoelectric generator in an exhaust system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of controlling the temperature of a thermoelectric generator (TEG) in an exhaust system of an engine is provided. The method includes determining the temperature of the heated side of the TEG, determining exhaust gas flow rate through the TEG, and determining the exhaust gas temperature through the TEG. A rate of change in temperature of the heated side of the TEG is predicted based on the determined temperature, the determined exhaust gas flow rate, and the determined exhaust gas temperature through the TEG. Using the predicted rate of change of temperature of the heated side, exhaust gas flow rate through the TEG is calculated that will result in a maximum temperature of the heated side of the TEG less than a predetermined critical temperature given the predicted rate of change in temperature of the heated side of the TEG. A corresponding apparatus is provided.

Prior, Gregory P; Reynolds, Michael G; Cowgill, Joshua D

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

466

Molybdenum oxide electrodes for thermoelectric generators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is directed to a composite article suitable for use in thermoelectric generators. The article comprises a thin film comprising molybdenum oxide as an electrode deposited by physical deposition techniques onto solid electrolyte. The invention is also directed to the method of making same.

Schmatz, Duane J. (Dearborn Heights, MI)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Titanium nitride electrodes for thermoelectric generators  

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The invention is directed to a composite article suitable for use in thermoelectric generators. The article comprises a thin film of titanium nitride as an electrode deposited onto solid electrolyte. The invention is also directed to the method of making same.

Novak, Robert F. (Farmington Hills, MI); Schmatz, Duane J. (Dearborn Heights, MI); Hunt, Thomas K. (Ann Arbor, MI)

1987-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

468

Thermoelectric cooling container for medical applications  

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In this work the thermoelectric cooling container for storing and transportation of the medicine, particularly for insulin, is discussed. In the working volume the temperature is supported on the level of +4 C. The container can work in two operating conditions: with the power supply and without the power supply. Two removable blocks are used for this purpose. One block (thermoelectric) is used for the work with the power supply and another (passive)-for the work without power supply. The thermoelectric block has a 12V power supply, which is used in the automobiles, yachts and other kinds of transport. The temperature in the working volume is supported by the use of the Peltier effect. An electronic device is used in this block and stabilizes temperature on the level of +4 C and indicates information about working conditions. The thermoelectric container has a power supply block for work at 220(110)V. The working temperature in the container can be maintained in the absence of the power supply. In this case the necessary temperature conditions are supported by melting of the crystallized salt. For this purpose the container has a hermetic volume containing this salt and contacting with the working volume.

Aivazov, A.A.; Shtern, Y.I.; Budaguan, B.G.; Makhrachev, K.B.; Pastor, M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Heat engine and electric motor torque distribution strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is provided for controlling a power train system for a hybrid electric vehicle. The method includes a torque distribution strategy for controlling the engine and the electric motor. The engine and motor commands are determined based upon the accelerator position, the battery state of charge and the amount of engine and motor torque available. The amount of torque requested for the engine is restricted by a limited rate of rise in order to reduce the emissions from the engine. The limited engine torque is supplemented by motor torque in order to meet a torque request determined based upon the accelerator position.

Boberg, Evan S. (Hazel Park, MI); Gebby, Brian P. (Hazel Park, MI)

1999-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

470

CFD analysis of the effects of the flow distribution and heat losses on the steam reforming of methanol in catalytic (Pd/ZnO) microreactors  

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Abstract A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation study of the effects of the flow distribution and the heat losses on the performance of microchannels and microslits reactors for the steam reforming of methanol (SRM) over Pd/ZnO is presented. Several flow distributing headers covering a wide range of the flow diffuser expansion angle (?) have been considered. Large values of ? lead to flow maldistribution characterized by jet flow resulting in negative effects on the SRM conversion and hydrogen yield, especially for the microslits at high reaction temperatures and space velocities. Simulations have also evidenced that heat losses constitute a critical issue for microreactors operation, particularly at low space velocities. Heat losses may reach very high values, above 80–90% of the energy supplied to the microreactor, with the consequence that it may be necessary to provide up to 9 times the heat of the SRM reaction to achieve high methanol conversions.

I. Uriz; G. Arzamendi; P.M. Diéguez; F.J. Echave; O. Sanz; M. Montes; L.M. Gandía

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Dynamic Heat Flow Measurements to Study the Distribution of Phase-Change Material in an Insulation Matrix  

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Phase change materials (PCMs) are used in building envelopes in many forms. The PCMs may be encased in discrete pouches or containers, or they may be distributed within another medium, such as in a board or within a loose fill product. In addition, most PCM products are blends containing fire retardants and chemical stabilizers. However, the current test method to measure the dynamic characteristics of PCMs, the differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), requires specimens that are relatively uniform and very small. Considering the limitations of DSC test results when applied to more complex PCM building envelope applications, we developed a combined experimental analytical protocol to determine the amount of phase-change energy actually available to provide thermal storage. This paper presents this new methodology for performing dynamic heat flow analysis of complex PCM-enhanced building materials. The experimental analytical protocol uses a conventional heat-flow apparatus and three-dimensional (3-D), finite-difference modeling. Based upon results from this methodology, ORNL researchers developed a simplified one-dimensional (1-D) model that can be easily used in whole-building simulations. This paper describes this methodology as applied to an insulation assembly containing a complex array of PCM pouches.

Kosny, Jan [ORNL] [ORNL; Stovall, Therese K [ORNL] [ORNL; Yarbrough, David W [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

The Effects of an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra Pickup Truck The Effects of an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra Pickup Truck 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions...

473

Performance, Market and Manufacturing Constraints relevant to the Industrialization of Thermoelectric Devices  

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Market pricing of thermoelectric raw materials and processing, cost of manufacture of devices and systems constraints on the viability of a mass market thermoelectric product are discussed

474

Simulations of heating and electron energy distributions in optical field ionized plasmas Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ, United Kingdom  

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Simulations of heating and electron energy distributions in optical field ionized plasmas T is important. The consequences that the calculated energy distributions have on three-body recombination rates extent 7­9 . In calculating the magnitude of the collisional heating the electron energy distribution

Ditmire, Todd

475

Towards Intelligent District Heating.  

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??A district heating system consists of one or more production units supplying energy in the form of heated water through a distribution pipe network to… (more)

Johansson, Christian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Composites of Bi{sub 2-x}Sb{sub x}Te{sub 3} nanocrystals and fullerene molecules for thermoelectricity  

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New nanocomposite thermoelectric material composed from nanocrystallites of Bi-Sb-Te alloys covered by C{sub 60} molecules has been synthesized and studied. An increase of fullerene content leads to the growth of hole concentration in p-type materials and reduction of electron concentration in n-type materials. The fullerene molecules provide additional scattering of phonons reducing lattice heat conductivity. Reduction of heat conductivity exceeds the reduction of electrical conductivity for fullerene content less than 0.5 volume % and essential enhances the thermoelectric figure of merit. The maximum value of thermoelectric figure of merit equals to 1.17 at 450 K was observed in Bi{sub 0.5}Sb{sub 1.5}Te{sub 3} composite containing 0.5 volume % C{sub 60} molecules. The experimental results were analyzed in a frame of the model based on the Boltzmann equation. The analysis considers light and heavy electrons and holes and accounts the intervalley scattering of charge carriers. The calculations of the kinetic coefficients shows that the improvement of the thermoelectric figure of merit originates from the reduction of the lattice heat conductivity caused by fullerene molecules. The dependencies of the thermoelectric figure of merit on the acceptor concentration were calculated. - Graphical abstract: New nanocomposite thermoelectric material composed from nanocrystallites of Bi-Sb-Te alloys covered by C{sub 60} molecules has been synthesized and studied. An increase of fullerene content leads to the growth of hole concentration in p-type materials and reduction of electron concentration in n-type materials. The fullerene molecules provide additional scattering of phonons reducing lattice heat conductivity and enhances the thermoelectric figure of merit. The maximum value of thermoelectric figure of merit equal to 1.17 at 450 K was observed in Bi{sub 0.5}Sb{sub 1.5}Te{sub 3} composite containing 0.5 volume % fullerene molecules. Simulations of thermoelectric properties were made in frame of four bands, 12 valleys Boltzmann equation approach. Simulated and measured temperature dependencies of thermoelectric properties were compared to get unknown model parameters. These parameters were used to calculate dependencies of thermoelectric properties on acceptor concentration. Calculated dependencies of thermoelectric figure of merit on acceptor concentration are presented in the figure for p-type composites with 0 vol.% C{sub 60} (solid lines) and 0.5 vol.% C{sub 60} (dashed lines). Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer C{sub 60} doping of Bi-Sb-Te has acceptor effect. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fullerene molecules prevent recrystallization in Bi-Sb-Te nanocomposites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer C{sub 60} in Bi-Sb-Te nanocomposites essentially reduces lattice thermal conductivity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermoelectric figure of merit in nanocomposite C{sub 60}-Bi-Sb-Te enhanced.

Kulbachinskii, V.A., E-mail: kulb@mig.phys.msu.ru [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1-3, Moscow 119991 GSP-1 (Russian Federation); Kytin, V.G. [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1-3, Moscow 119991 GSP-1 (Russian Federation)] [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1-3, Moscow 119991 GSP-1 (Russian Federation); Popov, M.Yu.; Buga, S.G.; Stepanov, P.B.; Blank, V.D. [Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, Troitsk, Moscow Region 142190 (Russian Federation)] [Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, Troitsk, Moscow Region 142190 (Russian Federation)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

477

"Developing novel heat transfer diagnostics for nanosystems."  

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and development of electronic devices, power generation modules, and waste energy harvesting techniques alloys. Thermal conductivity of bismuth-doped III-V alloys Thermoelectric power generation (TPG) has become an increasingly popular technology for waste heat recovery in the last few years. The efficiency

Acton, Scott

478

Automotive Thermoelectric Moduleswith Scalable Thermo- andElectro...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces Interface materials based on carbon nanotubes and metallic alloys, scalable p- and n-type thermoelectrics, materials compatibility...

479

Status of Segmented Element Thermoelectric Generator for Vehicle...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ring which includes TE elements Advanced Thermoelectric Solutions - 10 - Liquid tanks are attached at each end of the TEG. The cooling liquid flows counter to the flow of...

480

Glass-like thermal conductivity in high efficiency thermoelectric materials  

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Discusses strategies to design thermoelectric materials with extremely low lattice thermal conductivity through modifications of the phonon band structure and phonon relaxation time.

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481

DOE/NSF Thermoelectric Partnership Project SEEBECK Saving Energy...  

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Research and Sharing Knowledge DOENSF Thermoelectric Partnership Project SEEBECK Saving Energy Effectively By Engaging in Collaborative Research and Sharing Knowledge 2012 DOE...

482

DOE/NSF Thermoelectric Partnership Project SEEBECK Saving Energy...  

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research and sharing Knowledge DOENSF Thermoelectric Partnership Project SEEBECK Saving Energy Effectively By Engaging in Collaborative research and sharing Knowledge 2011 DOE...

483

State of the Art Prototype Vehicle with a Thermoelectric Generator.  

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Highlights BMW and partners buildup and testing of state-of-the-art prototype vehicle with the thermoelectric generator that produced over 600W under highway driving conditions

484

Establishing Thermo-Electric Generator (TEG) Design Targets for...  

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Evaluate the fuel economy impact of thermoelectric devices on a conventional vehicle, using engine-in- the-loop testing and simulation studies Results: * Cold & hot start...

485

Commercialization of Bulk Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation  

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Critical aspects of technology commercialization of preproduction high performance thermoelectric materials available for device developers, data analysis, and future plans are discussed

486

Strategies for High Thermoelectric zT in Bulk Materials  

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Zintl principle in chemistry, complex electronic band structures, and incorporation of nanometer sized particles were used to explore, optimize and improve bulk thermoelectric materials

487

Recent Device Developments with Advanced Bulk Thermoelectric Materials at RTI  

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Reviews work in engineered thin-film nanoscale thermoelectric materials and nano-bulk materials with high ZT undertaken by RTI in collaboration with its research partners

488

New nano structure approaches for bulk thermoelectric materials  

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Thermoelectrics: Direct Solar Thermal Energy Conversion”,are working on solar thermal energy to generate electriccooling for CPUs, solar thermal energy harvesting, solid-

Kim, Jeonghoon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration.  

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??A solar tracker and concentrator was designed and assembled for the purpose of cogeneration of thermal power and electrical power using thermoelectric technology. A BiTe… (more)

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

PACCAR/Hi-Z Thermoelectric Generator Project | Department of...  

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Inc. 2002deerbergstrand.pdf More Documents & Publications Self-powered Hydrogen + Oxygen Injection System The Effects of an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra...

491

Performance of the 1 kW thermoelectric generator for diesel engines  

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Hi-Z Technology, Inc. (Hi-Z) has been developing a 1 kW thermoelectric generator for class eight Diesel truck engines under U.S. Department of Energy and California Energy Commission funding since 1992. The purpose of this generator is to replace the currently used shaft-driven alternator by converting part of the waste heat in the engine`s exhaust directly to electricity. The preliminary design of this generator was reported at the 1992 meeting of the XI-ICT in Arlington, Texas. This paper will report on the final mechanical, thermal and thermoelectric design of this generator. The generator uses seventy-two of Hi-Z`s 13 Watt bismuth-telluride thermoelectric modules for energy conversion. The number of modules and their arrangement has remained constant through the program. The 1 kW generator was tested on several engines during the development process. Many of the design features were changed during this development as more information was obtained. We have only recently reached our design goal of 1 kW output. The output parameters of the generator are reported. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}.

Bass, J.C.; Elsner, N.B.; Leavitt, F.A. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc (??)

1994-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

492

Improved thermoelectric power output from multilayered polyethylenimine doped carbon nanotube based organic composites  

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By appropriately selecting the carbon nanotube type and n-type dopant for the conduction layers in a multilayered carbon nanotube composite, the total device thermoelectric power output can be increased significantly. The particular materials chosen in this study were raw single walled carbon nanotubes for the p-type layers and polyethylenimine doped single walled carbon nanotubes for the n-type layers. The combination of these two conduction layers leads to a single thermocouple Seebeck coefficient of 96 ± 4??VK{sup ?1}, which is 6.3 times higher than that previously reported. This improved Seebeck coefficient leads to a total power output of 14.7 nW per thermocouple at the maximum temperature difference of 50?K, which is 44 times the power output per thermocouple for the previously reported results. Ultimately, these thermoelectric power output improvements help to increase the potential use of these lightweight, flexible, and durable organic multilayered carbon nanotube based thermoelectric modules in low powered electronics applications, where waste heat is available.

Hewitt, Corey A.; Montgomery, David S.; Barbalace, Ryan L.; Carlson, Rowland D.; Carroll, David L., E-mail: carroldl@wfu.edu [Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University, 501 Deacon Blvd., Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105 (United States)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

493

Synthesis and evaluation of thermoelectric multilayer films  

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The deposition of compositionally modulated (Bi{sub 1-x}Sb{sub x}){sub 2}(Te{sub 1-y}Se{sub y}){sub 3} thermoelectric multilayer films by magnetron sputtering has been demonstrated. Structures with a period of 140{Angstrom} are shown to be stable to interdiffusion at the high deposition temperatures necessary for growth of single layer crystalline films with ZT {gt} 0.5. These multilayers are of the correct dimension to exhibit the electronic properties of quantum well structures. Furthermore it is shown that the Seebeck coefficient of the films is not degraded by the presence of this multilayer structure. It may be possible to synthesize a multilayer thermoelectric material with enhanced ZT by maximizing the barrier height through optimization of the composition of the barrier.

Wagner, A.V.; Foreman, R.J.; Summers, L.J.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Farmer, J.C.

1996-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

494

Lunar Base Thermoelectric Power Station Study  

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Under NASA’s Project Prometheus the Nuclear Space Power Systems Program the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Teledyne Energy Systems have teamed with a number of universities under the Segmented Thermoelectric Multicouple Converter (STMC) Task to develop the next generation of advanced thermoelectric converters for space reactor power systems. Work on the STMC converter assembly has progressed to the point where the lower temperature stage of the segmented multicouple converter assembly is ready for laboratory testing and promising candidates for the upper stage materials have been identified and their properties are being characterized. One aspect of the program involves mission application studies to help define the potential benefits from the use of these STMC technologies for designated NASA missions such as a lunar base power station where kilowatts of power would be required to maintain a permanent manned presence on the surface of the moon. A modular 50 kWe thermoelectric power station concept was developed to address a specific set of requirements developed for this particular mission concept. Previous lunar lander concepts had proposed the use of lunar regolith as in?situ radiation shielding material for a reactor power station with a one kilometer exclusion zone radius to minimize astronaut radiation dose rate levels. In the present concept we will examine the benefits and requirements for a hermetically?sealed reactor thermoelectric power station module suspended within a man?made lunar surface cavity. The concept appears to maximize the shielding capabilities of the lunar regolith while minimizing its handling requirements. Both thermal and nuclear radiation levels from operation of the station at its 100?m exclusion zone radius were evaluated and found to be acceptable. Site preparation activities are reviewed as well as transport issues for this concept. The goal of the study was to review the entire life cycle of the unit to assess its technical problems and technology needs in all areas to support the development deployment operation and disposal of the unit.

William Determan; Patrick Frye; Jack Mondt; Jean?Pierre Fleurial; Ken Johnson; Gerhard Stapfer; Michael Brooks; Ben Heshmatpour

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Lunar Base Thermoelectric Power Station Study  

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Under NASA's Project Prometheus, the Nuclear Space Power Systems Program, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, and Teledyne Energy Systems have teamed with a number of universities, under the Segmented Thermoelectric Multicouple Converter (STMC) Task, to develop the next generation of advanced thermoelectric converters for space reactor power systems. Work on the STMC converter assembly has progressed to the point where the lower temperature stage of the segmented multicouple converter assembly is ready for laboratory testing, and promising candidates for the upper stage materials have been identified and their properties are being characterized. One aspect of the program involves mission application studies to help define the potential benefits from the use of these STMC technologies for designated NASA missions such as a lunar base power station where kilowatts of power would be required to maintain a permanent manned presence on the surface of the moon. A modular 50 kWe thermoelectric power station concept was developed to address a specific set of requirements developed for this particular mission concept. Previous lunar lander concepts had proposed the use of lunar regolith as in-situ radiation shielding material for a reactor power station with a one kilometer exclusion zone radius to minimize astronaut radiation dose rate levels. In the present concept, we will examine the benefits and requirements for a hermetically-sealed reactor thermoelectric power station module suspended within a man-made lunar surface cavity. The concept appears to maximize the shielding capabilities of the lunar regolith while minimizing its handling requirements. Both thermal and nuclear radiation levels from operation of the station, at its 100-m exclusion zone radius, were evaluated and found to be acceptable. Site preparation activities are reviewed as well as transport issues for this concept. The goal of the study was to review the entire life cycle of the unit to assess its technical problems and technology needs in all areas to support the development, deployment, operation and disposal of the unit.

Determan, William; Frye, Patrick [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Mondt, Jack; Fleurial, Jean-Pierre; Johnson, Ken; Stapfer, Gerhard [Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne Inc., P.O. Box 7922, Canoga Park, CA 91309 (United States); Brooks, Michael; Heshmatpour, Ben [Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc., 10707 Gilroy Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (United States)

2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

496

Ocean circulation plays a key role in distributing solar energy and maintaining climate, by moving heat from Earth's equator to the poles. At  

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heat from Earth's equator to the poles. At the ocean surface, currents are primarily driven by windOcean circulation plays a key role in distributing solar energy and maintaining climate, by moving. Deep below the surface however, currents are controlled by water density, which depends

Waliser, Duane E.

497

District heating and cooling systems for communities through power plant retrofit distribution network. Phase 2. Final report, March 1, 1980-January 31, 1984. Volume IV  

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This volume contains the following: discussion of cost estimating methodology, detailed cost estimates of Hudson No. 2 retrofit, intermediate thermal plant (Kearny No. 12) and local heater plants; transmission and distribution cost estimate; landfill gas cost estimate; staged development scenarios; economic evaluation; fuel use impact; air quality impact; and alternatives to district heating.

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1984-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

498

Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

499

Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

500

Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting