Harvesting heat energy as alternative renewable energy

Mieow Kee Chan, Joanne Mun Yee Lim, Prasilla Kumaran

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    Abstract

    Research on renewable energy resources evolves as its technological diversification ensures energy liability at feasible economy. Immense demand in transportation sectors with regards to continuing growth in passenger and freight activity exhibits automotive industry plays a vital role in global warming via greenhouse gas emissions. In order to curb efforts mitigating greenhouse gases (GhG) emission via transportation, wasted heat from vehicle engine has been used as fuel. Exothermic reaction used to initiate temperature difference aids thermoelectric cooler (TEC) to convert them into electrical energy. In this study, TEC has been exercised to harvest heat exerted from chemical reaction. Influence of waste heat harvest on velocity and energy efficiency of designed lab scale thermoelectric cooler car (TECar) has been weighed along.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5966-5970
    Number of pages5
    JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research
    Volume8
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

    Keywords

    • Greenhouse gases
    • Thermoelectric cooler
    • Transportation
    • Waste heat harvest

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