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An Experimental Investigation into Improving the Performance of Thermoelectric Generators
 
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tafila Technical University, P.O. Box 179, 66110, Tafila, Jordan
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Applied Science Private University, P.O. Box 166, 11931, Amman, Jordan
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Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, ul. Nadbystrzycka 40B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Civil Engineering, Applied Science Private University, P.O. Box 166, 11931, Amman, Jordan
AUTOR DO KORESPONDENCJI
Sameh Alsaqoor   

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tafila Technical University, P.O. Box 179, 66110, Tafila, Jordan
Data publikacji: 01-03-2022
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2022; 23(3):100–108
 
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STRESZCZENIE
Low-temperature heat sources have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly for energy generation. The majority of thermal devices in the market (including devices using solar energy, geothermal energy, waste energy, and so on) transform heat into electricity indirectly, requiring mechanical work before producing power. Through the Seebeck effect, technology that employs a thermoelectric generator (TEG) may directly transform heat energy into electricity. TEG technology provides several advantages, including compactness, quietness, and the absence of moving components. TEGs have a low thermal and electrical efficiency, which is one of their main drawbacks. Therefore, the performance of a thermoelectric generator is improved by employing liquid evaporation heat transfer in this manuscript. The performance of the thermoelectric was examined experimentally and compared to the liquid evaporation mode under varied heat flux values and different modes of heat transfer in terms of free and forced convection with and without fins. The experimental results revealed that when compared to free convection without finned, adopting forced liquid evaporation convection would improve TEG voltage variation by 435.9%.