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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 12, December 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Cooking Waste Heat Energy Conversion Using Thermoelectric Generator, Enhanced With Forced Convection Water Cooled For Night Market Application

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Abdul Wahap, Mohd Arizam, Othman, Muhammad Nur, Coomerasamy, Punethen, Salleh, Aiza Syuhaniz



butane stove, experimental analysis, forced convection, heat energy conversion, thermoelectric generator, water cooling, night market



A night markets’ hawkers use an electric lamp to light up their stalls. The current practice is by using a petrol electrical generator which had contributed to pollution and also gives an additional cost to the hawkers. There is an alternative electric source for those whose cooking is business-oriented. This research develops a Water-cooled thermoelectric generator to harvest excess heat from night market cooking activity. A maximum of 2.4 watts DC electric power has been generated using 10 units of TEG connected in series directed into a butane stove using a copper plate and enhanced with a flow of cooled water. This was equivalent to 9.2% efficiency of the heat conversion process. Analysis of the cooling effect showed that an amount of 8.5 kW heat successfully been removed from the cool side of the TEG using forced convection water cooling at 5.55 x 10-5 m3/s flowrate.



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