Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage 2022: On-Demand Poster Session
Sponsored by: TMS Functional Materials Division, TMS: Energy Conversion and Storage Committee
Program Organizers: Jung Choi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Soumendra Basu, Boston University; Paul Ohodnicki, University of Pittsburgh; Partha Mukherjee, Purdue University; Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota; Amit Pandey, Lockheed Martin Space; Kyle Brinkman, Clemson University

Monday 8:00 AM
March 14, 2022
Room: Energy & Environment (including REWAS 2022 Symposia)
Location: On-Demand Poster Hall

Thermoelectric Generators System Made with Low-cost Thermoelectric Modules for Low Temperature Waste Heat Recovery: Manuela Castañeda Montoya1; Andrés Amell Arrieta1; Henry Colorado1; 1Universidad de Antioquia
    One of the most common problems in industrial processes is the loss of energy in the form of heat. In the search to recover this type of thermal energy, thermoelectric modules represent a promising alternative because they allow converting this heat into electrical energy, making it more efficient industrial processes. This article presents the laboratory and industrial tests characterization of low-cost thermoelectric modules for the manufacture of a thermoelectric generator for the recovery of low-temperature residual heat. The modules were evaluated at the laboratory level in different configurations, distances from the source and dissipation systems to find the best recovery conditions. The manufactured thermoelectric generator was tested for low temperature heat recovery in an industrial drying oven. The results obtained both at the laboratory and industrial level were compared showing which modules and configurations had the best power generation capacity for this type of industrial process.