Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2013.
Motivated by the increasing residential energy utilization projections and the fact that water and ice dispensers consume 20% of total refrigerator energy, a thermoelectric water chiller was designed to provide a more energy efficient alternative. Implementing the chiller under the sink provides a convenient means to source cold, filtered water, thereby eliminating the need for water and nice dispensers as well as filtering pitchers. The cooling chamber design integrates thermoelectric modules (TEMs), which operate on the Peltier effect to cool filtered water down to 14 [degrees] C. The implementation of TEMs reduced current dispenser energy consumption by 82.4%, from 91 W to 16 W.
Chua, Franz Louie; Ohara, Brandon; Reid, Rachel; and Tong, Bernadette, "Quikchill : thermoelectric water cooler" (2013). Mechanical Engineering Senior Theses. 12.