Performance Examination and Design Optimization of Thermoelectric Sensor Configuration for Energy Harvesting From Air Conditioner Waste Heat
Ramli Yusof1, Herman Wahid2, M. Hafis Izran Ishak3, Dirman Hanafi4, Rozaimi Ghazali5

1Ramli Yusof, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
2Herman Wahid, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
3M. Hafis Izran Ishak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
4Dirman Hanafi, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
5Rozaimi Ghazali, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 18 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 December 2019 | PP: 231-237 | Volume-8 Issue-3S2 October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10431083S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1043.1083S219
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Abstract: Due to energy crisis as well as environmental pollution issues, it is necessity for the establishment of alternatives energy harvester system in reducing the dependency of the primary resources such as oil and coal. The purpose of this research is to investigate working principle of the thermoelectric (TE) which able to harvest waste heat energy through a portable air conditioner and convert it to electrical energy. To optimise the TE performance, a number of TE configurations via experimental analysis are carried out which are significantly affecting the output power and the conversion efficiency of the TE system. From this research, it is concluded that proper design of the TE system is required to improve its energy conversion efficiency.
Keywords: Thermoelectric, Energy Harvesting, Waste Heat, Conversion Efficiency, Air Conditioner.
Scope of the Article: Heat Transfer