New technical textbooks available on Knovel app

New technical textbooks available on Knovel app

23rd July 2020

Members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) can now access 25 new books on IChemE’s online resource, Knovel, and on the associated app, which is now available to members of IChemE. New books available include titles on sustainable energy development, and scale-up and commercialisation.

Knovel is an online technical resource of books, interactive equations and analytical tools. IChemE members can freely access more than 300 leading technical references – including the new books – anytime, anywhere using the Knovel ToGo app.

The 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. This year’s new additions include Managing Biogas Plants: A Practical Guide, which is one of 39 titles in the IChemE section of books on sustainable energy and development. It provides basic theoretical knowledge about fermentative processes, biochemical laboratory techniques, and an arsenal of practical tricks, recipes, do's, and don'ts for the biogas plant manager.

IChemE also added Chemical Projects Scale Up: How to Go from Laboratory to Commercial, which covers the process engineering steps necessary for taking a laboratory development into sustainable and economically viable commercial activity, generating employment and income, and facilitating trade.

This book explores the problems associated with equipment sizing and recycling considerations, thermal characteristics associated with scale up, and operability reviews and economic viability.

Last year IChemE members searched the online library more than 63,500 times. Additional titles for members to access this year include:

  • Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design (2nd Edition)
  • Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering: Volume 2A: Particulate Systems and Particle Technology (6th Edition)
  • Oil and Gas Pipelines and Piping Systems: Design, Construction, Management and Inspection
  • Polymer Science: A Textbook for Engineers and Technologists

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

“We work closely with Knovel to ensure our members are equipped with the latest information and resources. Supporting members to develop and scale-up sustainable processes and help communities to access green and affordable energy is part of our commitment to enabling our members to contribute towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“The new Knovel ToGo app is a great additional offering, enhancing our digital capabilities in order to help our members thrive in their professional and technical leadership.”

View the full range of books and resources on Knovel at or download the Knovel ToGo app.



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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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