Thermoelectric Generators

  1. Shashank Priya,
  2. Anke Weidenkaff,
  3. David P. Norton,
  4. Dileep Singh and
  5. Jonathan Salem
  1. David Michael Rowe OBE DSc PhD.

Published Online: 14 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470584422.ch9

Advances in Electronic Ceramics II

Advances in Electronic Ceramics II

How to Cite

Rowe, D. M. (2010) Thermoelectric Generators, in Advances in Electronic Ceramics II (eds S. Priya, A. Weidenkaff, D. P. Norton, D. Singh and J. Salem), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470584422.ch9

Author Information

  1. Honorary Research Professor at Cardiff School of Engineering, Queen's Buildings, Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 lXF, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470457597

Online ISBN: 9780470584422



  • thermoelectric generators;
  • heat flow;
  • thermoelectric conversion;
  • thermoelement design;
  • fuel consumption


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thermoelectric Generation, Efficiency and Figure-of-Merit

  • Established Thermolecic Materials

  • Thermoelements and Modules

  • Generators

  • Fossil Fuelled

  • Isotopic

  • Waste Heat

  • Conclusions