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Thermoelectric Applications

DTP technology enables new uses for thermoelectrics

Compared to conventional thermoelectric (TE) material, DTP enables cooling to a larger temperature difference and with a higher capacity. Thanks to this combination of features, you can operate at a higher coefficient of performance (COP) and also provide more cost-effective solid-state heat pumping systems.

These benefits make DTP a superior thermal management choice for many applications and industries—including automotive, cold chain logistics, medical, electrical propulsion, smart buildings and electronics.

DTP Automotive Applications
DTP Automotive Applications
DTP Automotive Applications

Automotive

With its superior cooling capacity, wide temperature differential and high COP, our DTP technology delivers thermal management improvements to both internal combustion and electric vehicles.

In vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE), DTP thermoelectric devices can be incorporated as a sub-cooler into conventional vapor compression HVAC systems. The resulting hybrid HVAC systems can reach new levels of efficiency and offer more cooling capacity than similarly-sized conventional automotive HVAC systems, creating opportunities to downsize heating and cooling subsystems without sacrificing passenger comfort.

In electric vehicles (EV), a DTP thermoelectric system can provide a holistic solution to all the vehicle's thermal management needs—from efficient cooling and heating of passenger cabins to next-generation battery thermal management solutions that improve the range and longevity of automotive batteries.

Applications

  • Vehicle cabin cooling and heating in both ICE and EV
  • EV battery thermal management
  • Exhaust heat recovery systems in ICE vehicles
  • Hydrogen fuel cell thermal management

Medical

DTP is ideal for many applications in the medical industry that require precise thermal management—from cryosurgery to microfluidics. Due to its higher temperature differential, COP and efficiency, it also lends itself well to therapeutic techniques requiring patient-specific heating or cooling, eliminating the need for imprecise and cumbersome ice packs or heating pads.

Applications

  • Cryosurgery
  • Cardiac cryoablation
  • Renal denervation
  • Lab automation
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Microfluidic pumps and valves
DTP Medical Applications
DTP Medical Applications
DTP Medical Applications
DTP Cold Chain Logistics
DTP Cold Chain Logistics
DTP Cold Chain Logistics

Cold Chain Logistics

Achieving proper temperatures for vaccine transportation and delivery can be a challenging task using conventional TE. Oftentimes, to increase the temperature difference to be able to hit -70°C, these technologies must be utilized alongside multi-stage cascade devices. DTP overcomes these issues by operating at a higher efficiency and COP compared to conventional TE. It also utilizes less TE material in the process, reducing the cost and complexity of the cold chain management process.

In addition, DTP doesn’t require dry ice, which isn’t always plentiful in the regions a vaccine is traveling to. Compared to Stirling engines, you can also easily scale this technology, enabling smaller carriers to transport vaccines to hard-to-reach or inaccessible locations.

Applications

  • Cold chain storage
  • Vaccine transportation and delivery
  • Thermal packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals

Electric Propulsion

Beyond passenger vehicles, the benefits of DTP extend to any vehicle that utilizes electric propulsion, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV).

Applications

  • Unmanned and manned aerial vehicles
  • Remotely operated vehicles
  • Electric-driven vehicles
  • Mass transportation vehicles
DTP Electric Propulsion Applications
DTP Electric Propulsion Applications
DTP Electric Propulsion Applications
DTP Smart Buildings
DTP Smart Buildings
DTP Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings

DTP technology is a natural fit for smart buildings that will increasingly rely on on-demand thermal management systems. With the gains brought by DTP technology, thermoelectric cooling and heating is emerging as an efficient, sustainable alternative or supplement to conventional HVAC systems using hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants.

Applications

  • Smart, on-demand cooling and heating
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential

Electronic and Opto‑Electronics

The electronics industry requires thermal management technologies that offer a high temperature differential and cooling capacity density to efficiently cool chips and other sensitive electronic parts. By operating at a higher COP, DTP is a perfect fit for these applications.

Applications

  • On-chip cooling
  • Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)
  • Infrared (IR)
  • High-speed cameras
  • Night vision equipment
  • Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chips
  • Heads-up displays
  • Data center cooling
DTP Electric Propulsion Applications
DTP Electric Propulsion Applications
DTP Electric Propulsion Applications

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