A general overview of the potential use of waste heat sources for the generation of energy will be described in this paper. Attention will be specially placed on low and medium levels of heat sources, in particular in appliances that are used almost daily. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the use of such waste heat sources, two applications are described: the generation of electricity from the heat of an overhead projector and the use of heat sources to charge batteries of domestic equipment such as telephones, radios and secutiry systems.
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Fifth European Workshop on Thermoelectrics, ETS?99
Publication date: September 1999.
M.A. Sanz-Bobi, R. Palacios, Potential use of small waste heat sources based on thermoelectricity: Application to an overhead projector and a battery charger, Fifth European Workshop on Thermoelectrics, ETS?99. Pardubice, Czech Republic, 20-21 September 1999