SOURCE: Knovel

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April 06, 2010 09:30 ET

AIChE Upgrades Access to Knovel

AIChE Members Benefit From Depth and Breadth of Content, Optimized Search Functionality & Increasing Productivity

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) -  Knovel, a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, rolled out simplified navigation, improved browsing, and a re-designed user interface for members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). AIChE members now have the ability to save and organize frequent searches, titles and content. These features reflect the latest version of Knovel available. Engineers who join AIChE receive access to a select collection of Knovel's content and interactive tools through AIChE's e-library.

Members of AIChE, the world's leading organization for chemical engineers with more than 40,000 members from 93 countries, use Knovel to quickly find answers to technical questions, particularly related to process design and material selection. Members can also take advantage of Knovel's interactive tools to analyze data, including the properties of specific compounds, and incorporate results directly into their work. AIChE has offered earlier versions of Knovel, via its e-library, since 2006.

"Developing and expanding robust online offerings may be the key to the future of membership organizations like ours," said June Wispelwey, AIChE's executive director. "Working with Knovel is one important way we're building a home and community for today's and tomorrow's chemical engineers."

In a 2009 survey of its members, AIChE found that 92 percent of respondents indicated the time it takes to complete their work would increase by at least 10 percent without access to Knovel. Knovel offers an unmatched depth and breadth of validated engineering content, selected from the most trusted sources and delivered to engineers quickly and with precision. More than 600 major corporations and academic institutions turn to Knovel to search the Company's validated content.

"Knovel has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with AIChE, and we are pleased Knovel is among the valuable benefits offered to its members," said Delores Meglio, vice president, publisher relations for Knovel. "We surveyed AIChE members last year and learned that 52 percent of respondents use Knovel at least once a week. Chemical engineers tell us that Knovel increases their overall productivity. Productivity is of critical importance to advancing design and innovation."

AIChE members can access Knovel via AIChE's e-library. For information about Knovel's full enterprise subscription, contact sales@knovel.com or visit www.knovel.com.

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 users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Customers include 70 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call (866) 303-3336.

About AIChE

AIChE is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 93 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.

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