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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.