Optimal performance of a thermoelectric refrigerator

Goktun S.

ENERGY SOURCES, cilt.18, sa.5, ss.531-536, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00908319608908788
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.531-536


By employing an externally and internally irreversible Carnot-like reversed heat engine model, the coefficient of performance and maximum cooling rate have been determined for a thermoelectric refrigerator The irreversibilities can be characterized by a single parameter called the device-design parameter. The coefficient of performance and the cooling rate increase with an increase of the device-design parameter, which appears in the equations for maximum cooling rate and coefficient of performance.