Thermoelectric Air-Conditioning System: Building Applications and Enhancement Techniques

Aklilu, T. B. and Kar, Kin Looi and A. N., Oumer and Khairul, Habib (2019) Thermoelectric Air-Conditioning System: Building Applications and Enhancement Techniques. International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, 27 (2). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2010-1333. (Published)

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The high reliability, the absence of working °uid and auxiliary pipes in the thermoelectric cooling application have attracted the attention of researchers in the last two decades. However, the use of thermoelectric air-conditioning system for building application has not been entirely explored due to its low coe±cient of performance (COP) compared to the conventional air conditioning system. To overcome this primary limitation, different COP enhancement techniques of thermoelectric for air conditioning system building application are made available. This paper provides the recent development of thermoelectric air conditioning system in building applications, such as thermoelectric radiant panel ceiling, thermoelectric air duct system and thermoelectric cooling facades. It also provides the different strategies to enhance its performance in order to fit this technology in real building applications such as the integration of water-cooling system, phase change materials, evaporator cooling system and nanofuid micro-channel heat sinks. Lastly, the challenges of thermoelectric air-conditioning systems and future research directions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air conditioning; performance enhancement; thermoelectric; thermal management
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Ahmed Nurye Oumer
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2020 04:32
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 04:32
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