Re ECF Project: 2014-44

Project Title: Thermoelectric assembly for vehicle waste heat recovery

Applicant: Dr. A L Roy VELLAISAMY, City University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $1,960,000

Duration: 1/4/2015 to 31/3/2017

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

Scope:
This project aims to dope nanomaterials for thermoelectric generator that works with high figure of merit value and at lower cost. The tasks involve:

  1. fabrication of inexpensive ZnSb nanostructure as thermoelectric materials;
  2. assembly of ZnSb nanostructure material into a peltier module plate with encapsulation and an efficiency of at least 10% heat into electricity; and
  3. implementation of thermoelectric modules surrounding an engine for the conversion of waste heat into electricity.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project