SOURCE: Knovel


July 23, 2012 09:30 ET

Knovel Offers Yaws' Critical Property Data for Chemical Engineers and Chemists

Exclusively Available to Knovel Customers, New Database Addresses Market Need for Updated, User-Friendly Chemical Properties Information

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced the addition of Yaws' Critical Property Data for Chemical Engineers and Chemists to its growing Critical Content line. This new, highly interactive database is exclusively available to Knovel customers.

Knovel aims to deliver content that allows engineers to find answers dramatically faster than they would otherwise. With this goal in mind, Knovel has a dedicated program in place to expand its Critical Content line to provide engineers with information that is not otherwise easily available. While Knovel sources a significant amount of validated content from more than 90 publishing partners, including international societies, the company also strategically works with credible sources and renowned experts to create content that fills gaps in engineering information resources.

"Expanding Knovel's Critical Content line with the addition of Yaws' Critical Property Data for Chemical Engineers and Chemists reflects our strategic priority to ensure that our customers have fast access to reliable technical information," says Sasha Gurke, Knovel's senior vice president and co-founder. "Chemical engineers in particular struggle to find the in-depth properties information. Our new database developed by Professor Yaws will allow them to do their jobs more efficiently."

Developed by Professor Carl L. Yaws, this new collection of chemical properties data launches with 85 tables covering more than 5,000 inorganic substances, 34,000 organic substances and 293,000 records. The information closely follows the content in Section 2 of Perry's tables, but significantly expands the number of organic and inorganic substances covered. This database also offers a number of interactive features that are not found in traditional chemical properties resources including:

  • Interactive graphs providing visualization of data points and the ability to calculate and plot additional data values as functions of variables such as temperature and pressure.
  • Interactive tables with sort and filter capabilities, allowing for easy assessment and comparison of data. 

"Chemical engineers have been using Perry's as their chemical properties resource for decades, but there is a need for chemical properties resources that offer usability and interactivity enhancements," said Dr. Vadim Lvovich, President, Electrochemical Sciences Consulting. "Yaws' Critical Property Data for Chemical Engineers and Chemists will ensure that engineers always have the most up-to-date information on chemical properties and is compiled in a way that will allow for much faster access to properties information."

This first release of Yaws' Critical Property Data for Chemical Engineers and Chemists is part of Knovel's plan to develop the largest compilation of multi-point data for chemical engineers online. Additional properties and substances will be added over time. For more information, contact your Knovel Account Representative or Knovel Customer Support at +1.866.324.5163.

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