New digitalisation, major hazards and clean energy books available on Knovel

New digitalisation, major hazards and clean energy books available on Knovel

7th July 2021

Members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) can access 25 new technical textbooks upon Knovel - with titles added in 2021 including new publications on digitalisation, major hazard management and clean energy.

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. Titles available to IChemE members are reviewed and updated each year to ensure members have access to the latest releases, and to respond to user demand.

Some of the new additions will help members enhance their work in digitalisation, for example Intelligent Digital Oil and Gas Fields: Concepts, Collaboration, and Right-time Decisions. The book introduces the new age of digital oil and gas technology, and is packed with examples of lessons learned from a variety of reservoirs from around the world and production situations.

It is a valuable reference for managers, engineers, operations and IT experts to understand specifics on how to filter data to create useful information, address analytics and link workflows across the production chain, enabling better decision-making with a higher degree of certainty and reduced risk.

Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries: Making it Work in Practice (First Edition) is a new book that was inspired by the international human factors training course run by The Keil Centre and IChemE. Written for safety professionals, engineers and operational disciplines within the major hazards industry, it is a key title for those who deal with human factors issues in their core role.

To support process engineers in clean energy development, IChemE has added Hydroprocessing for Clean Energy: Design, Operation and Optimization. It provides a holistic approach to changing process conditions, process design changes and process technology upgrades for improving operations at hydroprocessing units.

Other leading titles added to the resource, include: Solar Hydrogen Production: Processes, Systems and Technologies; Cybersecurity of Industrial Systems; Chemical Engineering Design (6th Edition); and What went wrong? Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (6th Edition).IChemE added Applications in Design and Simulation of Sustainable Chemical Processes, and Guide to Quantitative Risk Assessment for Offshore Installations due to member demand.

Claudia Flavell-While, IChemE Director Learned Society, said:

“IChemE is keen to ensure its members are equipped with the best and relevant books to help them in their day-to-day work in advancing research, practices and processes sustainably, and utilising digital technologies, as well as enhancing safety in the major hazards industry.

“Members searched Knovel more than 68,600 times last year – up 3,100 compared to the same period from the previous year – meaning it’s an incredibly valuable resource for chemical, biochemical and process engineers. Added to that, Knovel provides access to hundreds of interactive equations relevant to chemical engineers – a fantastic resource for members at all stages of their career. We will continue to work closely with leading publishers to provide members access to the best publications, as well as the popular titles they have searched for.”

Members can view the full range of books and resources on Knovel at or upon the Knovel ToGo app.




For more information please contact:

Rachael Fraser, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534435

Ketna Mistry, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534484

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