Experimental investigation of thermoelectric generator (TEG) with PCM module

Maciej Jaworski , Marta Bednarczyk , Marceli Czachor

Abstract

In the paper, the results of experimental investigation of thermoelectric generator (TEG) are presented. The model of TEG was designed for the use of solar radiation as a heat source. An important feature of the design under study is the method of cooling of thermoelectric modules. Phase change material (PCM) absorbs heat during its melting, thus stabilizing temperature of the cool side of TEG. Basic performance characteristics, i.e. voltage and current generated vs. time, were measured during tests conducted for different electrical configurations of the unit, and for different heat fluxes on hot side of TEG. Temperature distributions in PCM container during the operation of TEG were also recorded. The reverse operation of TEG, i.e. when heat earlier accumulated in PCM is utilized, was tested as well. The results confirmed the potential of the application of phase change materials as a cooling/heating media in TEGs.
Author Maciej Jaworski ITC
Maciej Jaworski,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
, Marta Bednarczyk WMEiL
Marta Bednarczyk,,
- Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering
, Marceli Czachor ITC
Marceli Czachor,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
Journal seriesApplied Thermal Engineering, ISSN 1359-4311
Issue year2016
No96
Pages527-533
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in PolishGenerator termoelektryczny, Materiały zmiennofazowe, Magazynowanie ciepła
Keywords in EnglishThermoelectric generator; Phase change materials; Thermal energy storage
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.12.005
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 3.356 (2) - 2016=3.634 (5)
Citation count*32 (2018-02-22)
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