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About Knovel

Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.

Knovel is a free resource for IChemE members - a library at your fingertips that offers many benefits.


Knovel gives you access to over 300 leading reference works and databases that enable you to:

  • quickly find answers to technical engineering questions;
  • gain access to information hidden in complex graphs, equations and tables using analytical and search tools; and
  • access to reliable reference content across a range of chemical engineering topics including; petroleum engineering, sustainability, design, process safety and loss prevention, water treatment, bioprocess and biotechnology, materials selection and safety compliance

What can I use Knovel for?

  • solving design problems
  • look up a chemical formula
  • locating new materials
  • improving processes
  • spec out project plans
  • research into new topics
  • validate assumptions and equipment


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IChemE member top downloads

  1. Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering Volume 6 - Chemical Engineering Design (4th Edition)
  2. Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering Volume 1 - Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer (6th Edition)
  3. Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (2nd Edition)
  4. DIPPR Project 801 - Full Version
  5. Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (15th Edition)
  6. Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical Petrochemical Plants, Volume 1 (4th Edition)
  7. Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering Volume 2 - Particle Technology and Separation Processes (5th Edition)
  8. Chemical Process Equipment - Selection and Design
  9. Yaws' Handbook of Thermodynamic and Physical Properties of Chemical Compounds
  10. Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers - A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Process Engineering Problems (4th Edition)
  11. Wiley Critical Content - Petroleum Technology, Volume 1-2
  12. Heat Transfer Handbook
  13. Gas Purification (5th Edition)
  14. Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering Volume 3 - Chemical and Biochemical Reactors and Process Control (3rd Edition)
  15. Plant Engineer's Reference Book (2nd Edition)
  16. Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology - Fermentation, Biocatalysis, and Bioseparation, Volumes 1-5
  17. Handbook of Separation Process Technology
  18. Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (2nd Edition)
  19. Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology, Volumes 1 & 2 (11th Edition)
  20. Knovel Solvents - A Properties Database



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