Green Energy: Modeling and Simulation of Thermoelectric Generator for Production of Electricity from Air Conditioner Waste Heat
K. Kanimozhi1, B. Raja Mohamed Rabi2
1K.Kanimozhi, Professor, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
2B. Raja Mohamed Rabi, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on 04 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 1711-1714 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J90290881019/2019 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J9029.0881019
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Abstract: In this paper modeling and simulation of thermoelectric generator (TEG)modules is validated using MATLAB. The TEG model is developed with suitable mfiles and further the model is extended for generating electricity from waste heat liberated by air conditioners. These waste heat may lead to global warming and causes pollution. Hence this problem is addressed in this paper and thermoelectric generators are used to generate power. TEG is called a green technology as all parts are fixed and power produced is not wasted. Thermoelectric power generator converts waste heat in to electric energy. Hence thermoelectric power generation technique aids in the conversion of waste-heat energy into electrical power .So the economical wastage of thermal energy is avoided .The power production is abundant and also atmospheric pollution is avoided. As a result overall conversion efficiency of system is enhanced. The produced energy can be used for lighting a LED bulb, charging the mobile batteries.
Keywords: Green energy, Modeling, Thermoelectric generator modules , Waste heat.
Scope of the Article: Production