IChemE adds 25 new free-to-access books for members

Article by Adam Duckett

TWENTY-FIVE new technical books have been added to Knovel for members of IChemE including books on sustainability, major hazard management and chemical engineering design.

IChemE members have free access to more than 300 leading references and databases via Knovel – an online resource of books, technical information, interactive equations and analytical tools. IChemE says new additions will help members embed sustainable principles and practices into their process designs. This includes Process Intensification and Integration for Sustainable Design, which covers the latest advances in the field. It provides a focus on increasing sustainability through energy-saving technologies, resource conservation, and pollution prevention techniques.

Following member demand, Chemical Reaction Technology has been added to IChemE’s Knovel subscription. The book is for students and practitioners, and covers thermodynamics, kinetics, mass transfer, separation, and environmental and economic issues associated with reaction technology on an industrial scale.

There is also Process Safety Calculations (2nd Edition) for those who need to know how to calculate and predict risks and consequences.

Dominic Foo, Chair of IChemE’s Books Editorial Board, said: “Knovel is an incredibly popular resource with IChemE members and we will continue to work closely with leading publishers to ensure members are equipped with the best and relevant books to support them in designing and enhancing safe and sustainable products and processes across the wide-ranging sectors that chemical engineers work in.”

Visits to Knovel have risen 34% to 91,728 from 68,600 in the same period last year.

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers (6th Edition) was among the popular books on Knovel accessed by members in the past year. This is a complete guide for chemical and process engineers who need reliable, practical solutions to on-the-job problems. Author Stephen Hall also writes a practical features series with the same name for The Chemical Engineer.

IChemE says other popular titles include Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering Volume 6 - Chemical Engineering Design (4th Edition); Volumes 1-3 of Lees’ Loss Prevention in the Process Industries - Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control (4th Edition); and Chemical Process Equipment - Selection and Design (3rd Edition).

Each year, IChemE reviews and updates the books available through Knovel to ensure members have access to the latest releases, and to respond to user demand.

Members can view the full range of books and resources on Knovel at www.icheme.org/knovel or on the Knovel ToGo app.

Article by Adam Duckett

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