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Effective Utilisation of Thermo-Electric Generator for Waste Heat Recovery

Author(s):

Hardik K. Jani , GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE, VALSAD; Ketan D. Panchal, GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE, VALSAD

Keywords:

Effective Utilization of Thermo-Electric Generator, Waste Heat Recovery

Abstract

Waste Heat recovery (WHR) with Thermo-electric Generators (TEG) can improve energy efficiency and provide distributed electricity generation. New thermoelectric materials and material performance improvements motivate development of thermoelectric generators for numerous applications with excess exhaust and process heat. Diesel engine (DE) is one of the main consumers of petroleum resources, which above 30% of fuel engine become waste heat. If the waste heat can be recovered for utilization, the thermal efficiency of DE can be improved. There are many methods available that can be used in recovering waste heat of DE. Among them, the TEG can convert thermal energy directly into electric energy, which got more attention by many researchers. Although the TEG has many advantages, which makes the TEG has been used in recovering waste heat of DE; the low conversion efficiency limits the widely application. In fact, the conversion efficiency of TEG is mainly restricted by thermoelectric material.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I40558
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2016
Page(s): 1077-1079

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