Analysis of a New Method for Measurement of Parameters of Real Thermoelectric Module Employed in Medical Cooler for Renal Hypothermia

AHISKA R., Ahiska G., Ahiska K.

INSTRUMENTATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol.37, no.1, pp.102-123, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10739140802584772
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-123
  • Keywords: Hypothermia, New method, Measurement, Parameter, Real thermoelectric module, Renal thermoelectric cooler, Test, TEMPERATURE, FIGURE, MERIT, POWER
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, a new method for searching all exit parameters of the thermoelectric module has been realized. The new method is based on measurement of thermo-emf of a working module and comparing the results obtained with those of classical methods. The new method is used for investigation of the values of parameters of a standard thermoelectric module of Melcor with production code of CP1.0-127-05L, used in medical coolers for renal hypothermia. The theoretical results calculated by the means of new and classical methods for the parameters of an actual thermoelectric module have been compared with the experimental results and the advantage of the new method in terms of approximation accuracy has been proven.