Challenges of Thermoelectric Generators and Coolers
In many underdeveloped regions around the world, drinkable water is scarce. Thermoelectric coolers have been proposed as a way to extract water from the atmosphere in these arid regions. However, the efficiency of said devices depends on three parameters. The interdependency between the variables has impeded the development of thermoelectric materials with high efficiency. Using bismuth telluride and silicon germanium as examples of current high-performance thermoelectric materials, we demonstrate the interdependency of the three parameters: Seebeck coefficient, electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity. Using ceramic thermoelectric modules, we plan to design and build a device that efficiently converts atmospheric water vapor into drinkable water.
|Work Title||Challenges of Thermoelectric Generators and Coolers|
|License||In Copyright (Rights Reserved)|
|Publication Date||August 2020|
|Deposited||April 07, 2021|
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