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
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.