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Title: 低温用鉄系熱電変換素子
Other Titles: Iron-based Element for Low Temperature Thermoelectric Generator
Authors: 小野, 勝敏1 Browse this author
鈴木, 亮輔2 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
中橋, 良一3 Browse this author
正田, 雅裕4 Browse this author
Authors(alt): Ono, Katsutoshi1
Suzuki, Ryosuke O.2
Nakahashi, Ryoichi3
Shoda, Masahiro4
Keywords: thermoelectric conversion
low tmperature heat source
seebeck effect
Fe-Al alloy
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: 日本鉄鋼協会
Journal Title: 鉄と鋼
Volume: 83
Issue: 2
Start Page: 157
End Page: 161
Abstract: Direct conversion of low temperature waste heat source into electrical energy with thermoelements is an interesting and challenging problem. In this study, the thermocouple consisting of a junction between Fe and Fe-7~12mass%Al alloy has been developed. The uni-couple exhibits the power of 40μV/K at room temperature which is equivalent to that for the junction between Cu and Constantant. The iron and iron-aluminum alloy may be of great significance as materials for low temperature thermoelectric energy conversion because of their abundant production. Cold-roll formed steel sheets were used for trial manufacture of a generator with a series connection of thermoelectric elements. The steel sheet was bent in sharp waves, wrapped with aluminum foils tightly on the reciprocal planes of the waves and heat-treated for alloying by diffusion of aluminum into the steel matrix. Electric power generating facility using the iron and iron-based devices may have definite advantages : It has no moving parts and requires very little attention. It cannot wear out. Therefore, the determining factor of the possible use of thermoelectric generator is its efficiency. So, the latter half of this paper has been focused on the possibility to convert low temperature heat source into useful power with high efficiency. Recovery of electricity was discussed on the basis of a thermoelectric generator of the heat exchanger type in which the heat transferred by conduction through a energy panel consisted of a series of thermoelectric elements is accumulated in the air circulating as coolant and recycled as a heat source for the use to a subsequent thermoelectric panel.
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Type: article
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