Use of Waste Heat Emitted from A Fuel Cell in Thermoelectric Modules
In this study, the use of thermoelectric modules in harvesting the heat generated during the operation of a fuel cell and converting it back into electrical energy was investigated. The general operating range of low-temperature fuel cells is 55 °C – 85 °C with 5°C interval. These temperatures are accepted as the lower and upper limit and the electricity generation performance of the thermoe-lectric module at these temperatures has been investigated. A small-scale struc-ture with 11 p-n junctions is used as a thermoelectric module. It was concluded that as the temperature of the fuel cell increases, the electrical power obtained from the thermoelectric module will increase and this will have a positive effect on the system efficiency.
In 2017, she completed her undergraduate education in Gaziantep University, Department of Mechanical Engineering (English). In the same year, she worked as an intern engineer at Bursa Beyçelik Gestamp Otomotiv Yan Sanayi A.Ş. for 4 months with the Intern Engineer program organized by the university. In the following years, she worked in positions such as Project Engineer and CAD Engineer in Istanbul. In 2020, she started her graduate education at Kocaeli University, Institute of Science and is currently working as a Mechanical Engineer at Gölcük Shipyard Command.