The maximum practical cooling performance forecast and analysis of thermoelectric module according to the datasheet

Limei Shen, Huanxin Chen, Fu Xiao, Shengwei Wang

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Abstract

This work comparatively studies two kinds of commercial thermoelectric modules (TEMs), i.e. Bulk TEM and micro TEM. Under the practical application conditions, a numerical method is used to estimate the practical maximum cooling performance of commercial thermoelectric module just according to the datasheet. This study provides a method to choose a suitable TEM for thermoelectric product to meet the application requirement. It finds that the minimum cold-end temperature increase and the voltage for achieving the minimum cold-end temperature step decrease with the increase of thermal resistance of hot-end heat exchanger, respectively. The maximum temperature difference increase and the he voltage for achieving the maximum temperature difference increase with the increase of thermal resistance of hot-end heat exchanger, respectively. The step phenomenon obviously increases with the decrease of the dimension of thermoelectric module. The influence ratio of thermal resistance of hot-end heat exchanger on the cooling performance increases with the decrease of the dimension of thermoelectric module.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACRA 2014 - Proceedings of the 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
PublisherSociety of Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea, SAREK
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2014 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 May 201421 May 2014

Conference

Conference7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, ACRA 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period18/05/1421/05/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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