Conceptual thermosyphonic loop cooled thermoelectric power cogeneration system for automotive applications

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Abstract

Thermoelectric cogeneration may be applied to the exhaust of an automobile to generate additional electric power, by applying a temperature differential across the thermoelectric power generation modules. To obtain maximum net power, the highest allowable temperature difference should be obtained. Therefore, a cooling system should be employed to ensure that the cold side of the thermoelectric modules remain as cold as possible. An evaporative cooling system patented by Einstein and Szilard is used as a base for a non-parasitic cooling system to be used together with thermoelectric modules. The cooling system utilizes the same heat which powers the thermoelectric modules as a power source. By utilizing the high solubility of ammonia in water, the solubility dependency with temperature, and usage of polar and non-polar solvents to direct the flow of ammonia as a coolant, it is possible to create a cooling system which performs better than passive heat sinks, but negates the power requirements of active cooling systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages294-298
Number of pages5
Volume663
ISBN (Print)9783038352617
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 16 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume663
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period16/12/1318/12/13

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Thermoelectric power
Cooling systems
Ammonia
Solubility
Evaporative cooling systems
Heat sinks
Coolants
Temperature
Automobiles
Power generation
Water

Keywords

  • Automobile
  • Cogeneration
  • Green energy technology
  • Phase change cooling
  • Power generation
  • Thermoelectric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Sim, J., Zulkifli, R., & Abdullah, S. (2014). Conceptual thermosyphonic loop cooled thermoelectric power cogeneration system for automotive applications. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 663, pp. 294-298). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.294

Conceptual thermosyphonic loop cooled thermoelectric power cogeneration system for automotive applications. / Sim, Jason; Zulkifli, Rozli; Abdullah, Shahrir.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. p. 294-298 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sim, J, Zulkifli, R & Abdullah, S 2014, Conceptual thermosyphonic loop cooled thermoelectric power cogeneration system for automotive applications. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 663, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 663, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 294-298, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 16/12/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.294
Sim J, Zulkifli R, Abdullah S. Conceptual thermosyphonic loop cooled thermoelectric power cogeneration system for automotive applications. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. 2014. p. 294-298. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.294
Sim, Jason ; Zulkifli, Rozli ; Abdullah, Shahrir. / Conceptual thermosyphonic loop cooled thermoelectric power cogeneration system for automotive applications. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. pp. 294-298 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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