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Non Conventional Energy Resources by Sobh Nath Singh

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Chapter 16

Thermoelectric Converters

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Basic configuration of thermoelectric generators
  • Major heat source-based thermoelectric generators
  • Seebeck, peltier, and thomson Effects
  • Principles of operation
  • Basic metallic and semiconductor thermoelectric Generators
  • Basic theory of operation and performance
  • Figure of merit, efficiency, and power output
  • Thermoelectric materials
  • Thermoelectric converter modules and applications

Large amount of waste heat generated from industrial processes, equipments, and machinery are the biggest contributor to the global warming. Attempts have been continuously made to minimize waste heat by recovery and reuse by converting them to useful energy forms as a measure against global warming. Conversion to ...

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