(16.) Bd, I., Hi, K., Jw, S., and Kh, L., "The Study of a Thermoelectric Generator
with Various Thermal Conditions of Exhaust Gas from a Diesel Engine," International journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 86:667-680, 2015.
The first thermoelectric generator
(TEG) was developed by TUX in 1947, and its power generation efficiency was only 1.5% .
and YUAN X., "Fuel Economy Improvement by Utilizing Thermoelectric Generator
in Heavy-Duty Vehicle," Journal of Electronic Materials, pp.
One of the different method is used to replace the battery in pacemaker by using energy harvesting technique Harvesting ambient heat energy using thermoelectric generators
(TEGs)  is a convenient means to supply power to body-worn and industrial sensors, especially pacemakers.
This shows that a higher exhaust gas temperature can be utilized by installing the thermoelectric generator
(TEG) just after the close-coupled catalyzer.
They are also working with Gentherm (gentherm.com) on a waste-heat recovery system that is used to generate electricity via a thermoelectric generator
: essentially, it is a heat exchanger that has thermoelectric material sandwiched within cylindrically shaped cartridges.
Gentherm (NASDAQ-GS:THRM), a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, has acquired all the stock of privately-held Global Thermoelectric Inc, a company involved in industrial thermoelectric generator
systems and remote power generation.
Featuring a built-in thermoelectric generator
(TEG), the device uses the Seebeck Effect to harvest electrical energy from thermal energy.
Actually, our previous work  reported a novel method to improve the solar energy conversion efficiency, which is to combine a transparent DSSC, a solar selective absorber (SSA), and a thermoelectric generator
(TEG) into a hybrid device, and the novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric (PV-TE) hybrid device achieved a high conversion efficiency of 13.8% .
Farellaet al., "Flexible thermoelectric generator
for wearable biometric sensors," in Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Sensors Conference (SENSORS 10), pp.
incorporated wood stove with thermoelectric generator
. In their system, the hot side of thermoelectric generator
passes through hot air, whereas the cold side of thermoelectric generator
is put under two liters of water tank.
So ABB's self-powered temperature transmitter, featuring a built-in thermoelectric generator
(TEG), uses the Seebeck Effect to harvest electrical energy from thermal energy The temperature difference between the ambient and the pipe temperature produces a voltage difference, which powers the device.