Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials (Bi 0.4 Sb 1.6 Te 3 /Bi 1.75 Te 3.25 ) and Integration into Window Glasses for Thermoelectricity Generation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575594
Title:
Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials (Bi 0.4 Sb 1.6 Te 3 /Bi 1.75 Te 3.25 ) and Integration into Window Glasses for Thermoelectricity Generation
Authors:
Inayat, Salman Bin; Rader, Kelly R.; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
We embed thermoelectric nanomaterials into window glass to generate thermoelectricity from the temperature gradient between the solar-heated outdoors and the relatively cold indoor temperature. Until now thermoelectric generators have been built on a single side of a substrate, therefore requiring the two temperature environments to exist on the same side of the substrate. For this application, substantially thick window glass (>5 mm) serves as the interface for which the hot side is on the exterior side of the window and the cold side on the interior side. We demonstrate thermopiles made of nanomaterials integrated through the glass. With meticulous engineering, 300 W of power can be generated from a 9 m(2) window for a temperature gradient of 20 degrees C, which is typical in hot climates, such as the desert areas in the Middle East and African Sahara. A thermoelectric window can be a supplementary power source for waste heat recovery in green building technology.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; Electrical Engineering Program; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Energy Technology
Issue Date:
26-Feb-2014
DOI:
10.1002/ente.201300166
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2194-4288
Sponsors:
The authors acknowledge the financial support of Baseline Research Funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the GRP Collaborative Fellow Award (to SBI) (GRP-CF-2011-01-S). MMH conceived the idea and directed the study. SBI performed the study. S. B. I. and M. M. H. analyzed the data.
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Articles; Electrical Engineering Program; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorInayat, Salman Binen
dc.contributor.authorRader, Kelly R.en
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:33:42Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:33:42Zen
dc.date.issued2014-02-26en
dc.identifier.issn2194-4288en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ente.201300166en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575594en
dc.description.abstractWe embed thermoelectric nanomaterials into window glass to generate thermoelectricity from the temperature gradient between the solar-heated outdoors and the relatively cold indoor temperature. Until now thermoelectric generators have been built on a single side of a substrate, therefore requiring the two temperature environments to exist on the same side of the substrate. For this application, substantially thick window glass (>5 mm) serves as the interface for which the hot side is on the exterior side of the window and the cold side on the interior side. We demonstrate thermopiles made of nanomaterials integrated through the glass. With meticulous engineering, 300 W of power can be generated from a 9 m(2) window for a temperature gradient of 20 degrees C, which is typical in hot climates, such as the desert areas in the Middle East and African Sahara. A thermoelectric window can be a supplementary power source for waste heat recovery in green building technology.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge the financial support of Baseline Research Funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the GRP Collaborative Fellow Award (to SBI) (GRP-CF-2011-01-S). MMH conceived the idea and directed the study. SBI performed the study. S. B. I. and M. M. H. analyzed the data.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.titleManufacturing of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials (Bi 0.4 Sb 1.6 Te 3 /Bi 1.75 Te 3.25 ) and Integration into Window Glasses for Thermoelectricity Generationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.identifier.journalEnergy Technologyen
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
kaust.authorInayat, Salman Binen
kaust.authorRader, Kelly R.en
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