Design of a thermoelectric edu-kitchen system
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The driving force behind this project is to aid the people who live in ru- ral areas of the world and have difficulties in accessing basic electricity and kitchen efficiencies. The most basic kitchen is a pot over a fire. However, this setup will pollute the environment drastically. This project proposes to reduce the pollution by powering a fan to help regulate air intake and make the flames burn more efficiently. The question posed then is how to power the fan. The solution provided by this project is to use a thermoelectric panel, similar to those used in space missions, but of a lower cost and power. This thermoelectric component will utilize the Seebeck effect to charge a battery that will then serve to run the fan. The battery can also power an LED light to provide light while cooking. Additionally, the battery could also be connected to an ultraviolet LED, an integral part to a recently developed water purification system.