publication . Article . 2013

Influence of heat pipe operating temperature on exhaust heat thermoelectric generation

F. P. Brito; L.M. Goncalves; Jorge Martins; Nuno Antunes; Diogo Sousa;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2013
  • Publisher: SAE International
  • Country: Brazil
Abstract
Increasingly stringent targets on energy efficiency and emissions, as well as growing vehicle electrification are making attractive the electric recovery of the energy normally wasted through the tailpipe of Internal Combustion Engines. Recent developments in thermoelectrics (TE) may soon make them a viable solution for such applications. This team has been exploring the potential of using TE modules in combination with variable conductance heat pipes for transferring the exhaust heat to the generator with very low thermal resistance and at a constant, prescribed temperature. This passive temperature control eliminates the need for by-pass systems in the event o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Waste heat recovery, Thermoelectrics, Heat pipes, Exhaust heat recovery, Science & Technology, Thermoelectric cooling, Heat pipe, Waste management, Thermoelectric generator, Temperature control, Waste heat, Materials science, Operating temperature, Nuclear engineering, Recuperator, Hybrid heat
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publication . Article . 2013

Influence of heat pipe operating temperature on exhaust heat thermoelectric generation

F. P. Brito; L.M. Goncalves; Jorge Martins; Nuno Antunes; Diogo Sousa;