Special Issue Article
Thermoelectric Based Dual Processing Control Using Embedded Controller
The aim of this project is to produce the thermal energy based upon the thermoelectric module (TEM), which is made up of two semiconductor metal junctions are used for heating and cooling process. The semiconductor element is made up of bismuth and tellurium. This process is carried out on the principle of peltier effect, which is the reverse process of see-back effect. Heating and cooling process is achieved by changing the current direction of semiconductor element. High power DC source is used to supply the power to semiconductor element. The whole process is carried on using MSP430 controller. It is a 16bit RISC microcontroller. It has 4k inbuilt EPROM to store the monitoring program by using four 16 bit ports. We can read and write the data for external interface. It has inbuilt ADC. We plan to extend such thermoelectric module in various applications such as commercial and industrial process. This technology sought to provide energy saving method and reduce the size of the product.