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Title: Device for use in a furnace exhaust stream for thermoelectric generation

Abstract

A device for generating voltage or electrical current includes an inner elongated member mounted in an outer elongated member, and a plurality of thermoelectric modules mounted in the space between the inner and the outer members. The outer and/or inner elongated members each include a plurality of passages to move a temperature altering medium through the members so that the device can be used in high temperature environments, e.g. the exhaust system of an oxygen fired glass melting furnace. The modules are designed to include a biasing member and/or other arrangements to compensate for differences in thermal expansion between the first and the second members. In this manner, the modules remain in contact with the first and second members. The voltage generated by the modules can be used to power electrical loads.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
PPG Industries Ondo, Inc, Cleveland, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1084243
Patent Number(s):
8,461,447
Application Number:
11/958,565
Assignee:
PPG Industries Ondo, Inc (Cleveland, OH) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-04GO14044
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Polcyn, Adam D. Device for use in a furnace exhaust stream for thermoelectric generation. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Polcyn, Adam D. Device for use in a furnace exhaust stream for thermoelectric generation. United States.
Polcyn, Adam D. Tue . "Device for use in a furnace exhaust stream for thermoelectric generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1084243.
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abstractNote = {A device for generating voltage or electrical current includes an inner elongated member mounted in an outer elongated member, and a plurality of thermoelectric modules mounted in the space between the inner and the outer members. The outer and/or inner elongated members each include a plurality of passages to move a temperature altering medium through the members so that the device can be used in high temperature environments, e.g. the exhaust system of an oxygen fired glass melting furnace. The modules are designed to include a biasing member and/or other arrangements to compensate for differences in thermal expansion between the first and the second members. In this manner, the modules remain in contact with the first and second members. The voltage generated by the modules can be used to power electrical loads.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {6}
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