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

Abstract

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)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6380094
Assignee:
to Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS; OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; DESIGN; HEAT EXCHANGERS; N-TYPE CONDUCTORS; OCEAN THERMAL POWER PLANTS; P-TYPE CONDUCTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SOLAR PONDS; SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS; CONVERSION; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ENERGY CONVERSION; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; PONDS; POWER PLANTS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 300301* - Thermoelectric Generators- Design & Development; 140800 - Solar Energy- Ocean Energy Systems; 150802 - Geothermal Power Plants- Power Plant Systems & Components

Citation Formats

Jayadev, T S, and Benson, D K. Thermoelectric energy converter for generation of electricity from low-grade heat. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Jayadev, T S, & Benson, D K. Thermoelectric energy converter for generation of electricity from low-grade heat. United States.
Jayadev, T S, and Benson, D K. Tue . "Thermoelectric energy converter for generation of electricity from low-grade heat". United States.
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title = {Thermoelectric energy converter for generation of electricity from low-grade heat},
author = {Jayadev, T S and Benson, D K},
abstractNote = {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)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {5}
}