Design of heat pipe assisted thermoelectric generator and experimental investigation of power performance

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İslamoğlu Y., Taymaz İ., Parmaksızoğlu C., Özsoy M., Aslan E.

Sakarya University Journal Of Science, cilt.24, sa.5, ss.872-881, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.16984/saufenbilder.699176
  • Dergi Adı: Sakarya University Journal Of Science
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.872-881


A thermoelectric generator system has a potential to transform waste heat into electricity.

Equate to other technologies of waste heat recover, usage of thermoelectric generators (TEGs)

in a waste heat recovery system has many attractive features, for example quite operation, no

moving parts, small size and endurance In addition to, thermoelectric generators are

environmentally friendly materials that convert thermal energy directly into electricity by

Seebeck effect.

In work presented, a heat pipe assisted thermoelectric generator system is designed to generate

electricity from the waste heat. Usage of heat pipes can latently decrease the thermal resistance

and pressure losses in the system as well as temperature regulation of the TEGs and enhanced

design flexibility. The designed system is suitable for the heat recovery from the piped systems

such as the exhaust and the cylindrical chimney systems.

The power performance of the designed thermoelectric generator system has been determined

both theoretically and experimentally.