A thermoelectric generator using engine coolant for light-duty internal combustion Engine-Powered Vehicles

Shiho Kim, Soonseo Park, Sunkook Kim, Seok Ho Rhi

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Abstract

We proposed and fabricated a thermoelectric generator (TEG) using the engine water coolant of passenger vehicles. The experimental results revealed that the maximum output power from the proposed thermoelectric generator was ∼75 W, the calculated thermoelectric module efficiency of the TEG was ∼2.1%, and the overall efficiency of electric power generation from the waste heat of the engine coolant was ∼0.3% in the driving mode at 80 km/h. The conventional radiator can thus be replaced by the proposed TEG without additional devices or redesign of the engine water cooling system of the existing radiator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)812-816
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

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engine coolants
thermoelectric generators
internal combustion engines
Internal combustion engines
Coolants
vehicles
Radiators
Engines
radiators
engines
Water cooling systems
Electric power generation
Waste heat
waste heat
liquid cooling
passengers
cooling systems
coolants
electric power
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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In: Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 40, No. 5, 01.05.2011, p. 812-816.

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