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Inventions 2016, 1(1), 2; doi:10.3390/inventions1010002

Design, Manufacture and Performance Test of the Thermoelectric Generator System for Waste Heat Recovery of Engine Exhaust

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chienkuo Technology University, Changhua City 500, Taiwan
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Chien-Hung Liu
Received: 26 November 2015 / Revised: 5 January 2016 / Accepted: 5 January 2016 / Published: 11 January 2016

Abstract

This study integrated the techniques of the high-performance heat transfer and thermoelectric conversion to build a thermoelectric generator system installed at the exhaust pipe of a real single-cylinder and four-stroke engine of 35.8 c.c. displacement. This system was made of the heat absorber, thermoelectric generator modules and the external heat sink. The pin-fin array was inserted into the circuitous duct to form the heat absorber, which could increase the heat-exchange surface area and the heat-exchange time to reach the object of absorbing heat and increasing thermoelectric conversion effectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: heat recovery; thermoelectric generator system; heat absorber of pin-fin array heat recovery; thermoelectric generator system; heat absorber of pin-fin array
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Jeng, T.-M.; Tzeng, S.-C.; Yang, B.-J.; Li, Y.-C. Design, Manufacture and Performance Test of the Thermoelectric Generator System for Waste Heat Recovery of Engine Exhaust. Inventions 2016, 1, 2.

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