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dc.contributor.authorGouws, Rupert
dc.contributor.authorEilers, Houston
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T13:56:19Z
dc.date.available2016-07-27T13:56:19Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationGouws, R. & Eilers, H. 2013. A review on thermoelectric cooling modules: installation design, performance and efficiency. Scientific research and essays, 8(13):485-492. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305411709_A_review_on_thermoelectric_cooling_modules_Installation_design_performance_and_efficiency]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1992-2248
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/18093
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/305411709_A_review_on_thermoelectric_cooling_modules_Installation_design_performance_and_efficiency
dc.description.abstractA thermoelectric cooling module (TECM) is defined as a solid-state heat pump and present advantages (for example, no moving parts and no harmful gasses) over other refrigeration technologies. However, to optimally use TECMs as high efficient heat pumps it is crucial to understand the factors that influence the performance and efficiency of these modules during the installation design phase. This paper therefore provides a review on the installation design phase of TECMs together with the factors that influence the performance and efficiency during this phase. Information and a discussion on the hot and cold surface calculations, power supply calculations and heat sink calculations are provided in this work. The performance of the TECMs is influenced by the Joule heating effect, temperature difference over the TECMs and thermal conductance between the p-n junctions. The efficiency of the TECMs is influenced by the coefficient of performance (COP) and the method and type of control of the TECMs. These factors are discussed in detail. It is shown that the factors related to the performance and efficiency of the TECMs cannot be disregarded and must be taken into account during the installation design phase of the TECMsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Journalsen_US
dc.subjectThermoelectric cooling modulesen_US
dc.subjectinstallation designen_US
dc.subjectperformanceen_US
dc.subjectefficiencyen_US
dc.titleA review on thermoelectric cooling modules: installation design, performance and efficiencyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID11760052 - Gouws, Rupert


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