publication . Article . 2013

Design and Fabrication of Heat Storage Thermoelectric Harvesting Devices

Michail Kiziroglou;
Open Access Afar
  • Published: 21 May 2013
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Thermoelectric energy harvesting requires a substantial temperature difference ΔT to be available within the device structure. This has restricted its use to particular applications such as heat engine structural monitoring, where a hot metal surface is available. An alternative approach is possible in cases where ambient temperature undergoes regular variation. This involves using a heat storage unit, which is filled with a phase-change material (PCM), to create an internal spatial temperature difference from temperature variation in time. In this paper, key design parameters and a characterization methodology for such devices are defined. The maximum electrica...
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free text keywords: Control and Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Control theory, Energy harvesting, Thermal energy storage, Atmospheric temperature range, Optoelectronics, business.industry, business, Heat engine, Wireless sensor network, Engineering, Thermoelectric effect, Mechanical engineering, Fabrication, Electric potential energy
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publication . Article . 2013

Design and Fabrication of Heat Storage Thermoelectric Harvesting Devices

Michail Kiziroglou;