Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Bringing Thermoelectricity into Reality

Edited by Patricia Aranguren

University of Navarra, Spain

The disproportionate use of fossil fuels has turned into a serious environmental issue. Thus, we are encountering one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century, satisfying the energy demand with respect to the environment. Thermoelectricity is an emerging technology, which contributes to reducing the impact of the use of traditional technologies, harvesting the waste heat, and eliminating the use of refrigerants. The book Bringing Thermoelectricity into Reality covers the current thermoelectric investigations: the study of novel thermoelectric materials, the development of computational models, the design of proper assemblies, and the optimization of thermal designs, as well as novel thermoelectric generators, coolers, and heating applications. This book looks for the definitive thermoelectric applications applied to everyday life.

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Bringing Thermoelectricity into RealityEdited by Patricia Aranguren

Published: July 11th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71354

ISBN: 978-1-78923-441-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-440-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-565-3

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

16755 Total Chapter Downloads

31 Crossref Citations

26 Web of Science Citations

52 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nanostructured Thermoelectric Chalcogenides

By Javier Gainza, Federico Serrano-Sánchez, Mouna Gharsallah, Manuel Funes, Félix Carrascoso, Norbert M. Nemes, Oscar J. Dura, José L. Martínez and José A. Alonso


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2. Thermoelectric Textile Materials

By Qian Wu and Jinlian Hu


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3. Thermoelectricity from Macro to Nanoscale: Wave Behaviour and Non-Local Effects

By Aldo Figueroa Lara, Iván Rivera Islas, Víctor Hernández García, Jaziel Rojas Guadarrama and Federico Vázquez Hurtado


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4. Mechanical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials for Practical Applications

By Gilad M. Guttmann and Yaniv Gelbstein


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5. Introduction to (p × n)-Type Transverse Thermoelectrics

By Matthew Grayson, Qing Shao, Boya Cui, Yang Tang, Xueting Yan and Chuanle Zhou


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6. Thermoelectric Devices: Influence of the Legs Geometry and Parasitic Contact Resistances on ZT

By Angel Fabian-Mijangos and Jaime Alvarez-Quintana


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7. The Importance of the Assembly in Thermoelectric Generators

By Miguel Araiz, Leyre Catalan, Oscar Herrero, Gurutze Perez and Antonio Rodriguez


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8. Thermoelectric Power Generation for Heat Recovery in Automotive Industries

By Bo Li, Kuo Huang and Yuying Yan


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9. Automotive Waste Heat Recovery by Thermoelectric Generator Technology

By Duraisamy Sivaprahasam, Subramaniam Harish, Raghavan Gopalan and Govindhan Sundararajan


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10. Prospects and Problems of Increasing the Automotive Thermoelectric Generators Efficiency

By Alexey Osipkov, Roman Poshekhonov, Konstantin Shishov and Pavel Shiriaev


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11. Thermoelectric Refrigeration Principles

By Diana Enescu


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12. Thermoelectric Cooling

By Raghied M. Atta


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13. Computational Thermoelectricity Applied to Cooling Devices

By Roberto Palma, Emma Moliner and Josep Forner-Escrig


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14. Thermoelectric Cooling: The Thomson Effect in Hybrid Two- Stage Thermoelectric Cooler Systems with Different Leg Geometric Shapes

By Pablo Eduardo Ruiz-Ortega, Miguel Angel Olivares-Robles and Amado F. Garcia Ruiz


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15. Building-Integrated Thermoelectric Cooling-Photovoltaic (TEC-PV) Devices

By Himanshu Dehra


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16. Feasibility and Numerical Analysis of Hybrid Photovoltaic (PV) Panels with Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC) Systems

By Arturo Monedero Khouri and Miguel Angel Olivares Robles


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17. Heat Pipe and Thermosyphon for Thermal Management of Thermoelectric Cooling

By Thiago Antonini Alves, Larissa Krambeck and Paulo H. Dias dos Santos


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