According to scientists, polluting emissions have already caused irreversible unbalancing to the delicate balance of the planet with bioclimatic still unpredictable consequences on populations and human settlements. The challenge that the man will face over the next century is of historic proportions, never seen, and requires immediate intervention measures but also a rethinking of industrial development model that is able to cover also the environmental factor in its budget economic growth. In this scenario fits the need of going to reduce the impact of all human processes ecosystem lower emission and try to recover the energy lost in transformations.
Seelko is Start Up of the Department of Civil, Environmental, Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento. Seelko’s technology gives an opportunity to invest in efficiency with a short and reliable payback time.
The field of thermoelectricity began in 1822 with the discovery of the thermoelectric effect by Thomas Seebeck. Seebeck found that when the junctions of two dissimilar materials are held at different temperatures (ΔT), a voltage (V) is generated that is proportional to ΔT. The proportionality constant is the Seebeck coefficient or thermo power: α = −ΔV/ΔT. When the circuit is closed, this couple allows for direct conversion of thermal energy (heat) to electrical energy.
Thermoelectric power generation is one of the current interests in clean energy research. Thermoelectric power generation technology has been widely used for many years power generation, heating and cooling applications.
Research in the area of thermoelectric power generation assists in identifying the best fields for implementation of this technology and finally Seelko is ready to bring into the market the first thermoelectric solution for mass production.