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dc.contributorLlopis Doménech, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorLópez Gascón, Célia
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Jaume I. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica i Construcció
dc.descriptionTreball Final de Grau en Tecnologies Industrials. Codi: ET1040. Curs: 2014/2015ca_CA
dc.description.abstractMore than half of the Sub-Saharan African population have limited or no access to electricity. Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from an almost non-existent power grid and where there is a grid there are many failing and outdated power plants. Many incentives have been made through off-grid solar panel technology and renewable technology, but it has proven to be too costly and complex for the local population. However, one option that is regularly overlooked is the thermoelectricity generation. Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) convert the thermal energy flowing through them into DC electrical energy with a conversion of typically 5%. Nonetheless, they can be successfully employed to recover energy from waste heat of cooking stoves. Thermoelectric devices could rectify many of the characteristics associated with the African energy crisis providing electricity that permits the satisfaction of basic needs: light, phones and other electronic devices. The performance of TEGs, subject to thermal and electrical effects, can vary considerably depending on the operating conditions; therefore the first part of this project involves the characterisation of their performance in an experimental rig designed in Trinity College. The analysis of this characterisation could maximise the power generated by the TEG and increase the overall efficiency of the system. The second part of this project presents the design, construction and evaluation of a low-cost thermoelectric generator prototype that could use heat from cook stoves to generate small amounts of off-grid electricity.ca_CA
dc.publisherUniversitat Jaume Ica_CA
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Spain*
dc.subjectGrau en Enginyeria en Tecnologies Industrialsca_CA
dc.subjectGrado en Ingeniería en Tecnologías Industrialesca_CA
dc.subjectBachelor's Degree in Industrial Technologyca_CA
dc.subjectGeneradores termoeléctricosca_CA
dc.subjectGeneradores eléctricosca_CA
dc.subject.lcshElectric generatorsca_CA
dc.subject.otherGeneradors elèctricsca_CA
dc.titleSmall scale electricity generation from waste-heat energy for developing countriesca_CA
dc.educationLevelEstudios de Gradoca_CA

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