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Cooking harvested power manager for natural room cooling controller
Author(s): T. J. Ngoy; T.-H. Joubert
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Paper Abstract

The intention in this work was to generate and store adequate energy to power a natural ambient room cooling system. A major problem that the automatic air-conditioning industry is facing today has to do with too much power consumption in that the heat and ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) systems are currently using about 50% of all produced electricity. The latter also does not consider the peak time of use, where the desired ambient temperature of an air-conditioned room is greatly affected by the activities of the occupants at a given time. As part of the power management system, the concept of charging a battery to full capacity is explored of exploiting the excess energy available surrounding a cooking pot after, even after the heat source is removed. Thermoelectricity (TE) is used to capture wasted heat from the pot, and the reclaimed thermal energy is optimized for conversion into the electrical power. This is in short what I did. These are my results in summary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11043, Fifth Conference on Sensors, MEMS, and Electro-Optic Systems, 110430V (24 January 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2502550
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T. J. Ngoy, Univ. of Pretoria (South Africa)
T.-H. Joubert, Univ. of Pretoria (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11043:
Fifth Conference on Sensors, MEMS, and Electro-Optic Systems
Monuko du Plessis, Editor(s)

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