Knovel updates Yaws’ Critical Properties and Crude Oil Assays

From today’s Knowledgespeak Newsletter (of the STM publishing industry):
Knovel expands Crude Oil Assay Database and boosts Chemical Data Records
Two of Knovel’s Critical Content Databases have received significant updates. Yaws’ Critical Property Database for Chemical Engineers and Chemists has increased by 160,000 data records to include almost 450,000 records in total. With this update, Knovel offers the largest compilation of correlations for chemical engineers online. In addition, the Crude Oil Assay Database has expanded to feature over 400 assays.

Princeton has a subscription to Knovel.  The Knovel database is constituted mainly of engineering resources…some manipulable.



Knovel launches Nanotechnology collection

"Knovel launches Nanotechnology collection – 02 Dec 2009

Knovel, an online resource for engineers, has announced the availability of the Nanotechnology collection. The new collection seeks to help engineers expand their knowledge base and build expertise in this rapidly-growing multi-disciplinary area.

The Nanotechnology collection features content from leading publishers including Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Smithers Rapra, Royal Society of Chemistry, World Scientific and Wiley. It focusses on nanoscale materials, nanostructure-dependent properties and phenomena data as well as fabrication and manufacturing techniques. Subtopics within the collection include Nanostructures and Micro/Nanodevices; Micro/Nanofabrication and Manufacturing Techniques; Nanobiotechnology; Environmental Nanotechnology and Environmental Safety; and Nanocomposites.

Knovel is an online resource that helps engineers find reliable technical information. Knovel’s reliable content, optimised search and interactive tools, help engineers solve problems faster by providing answers at the point of need, in turn helping organisations increase the productivity of their engineering staff."

From Knowledgespeak Newsletter.


From PUL’s Articles and Databases listing:

Collection of the latest leading technical and engineering reference books.

Knovel News

120 new volumes have been added to Knovel.  Here are 4 from the category of Electrical and Power and Engineering:

Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles Fuel Cells, Engines and Hydrogen - An Exergy Approach Fuel Cells, Engines and Hydrogen – An Exergy Approach
Electromagnetic Theory Electromagnetic Theory Instantaneous Power Theory and Applications to Power Conditioning Instantaneous Power Theory and Applications to Power Conditioning


Knovel Critical Tables

One of Knovel’s most popular titles, this 2nd edition of Knovel Critical Tables has been updated and enhanced with over 40 new interactive tables. A total of more than 16,000 new records have been added.

New tables have been introduced in areas including:

  • Electrical Properties
  • Thermal Expansion
  • Transport and Flow
  • Density and Compressibility
  • Vaporization and Vapor Pressure
  • Reaction, Thermodynamics and Equilibrium

To see the Spring 2008 newsletter and get tips and demos, visit:

It includes an example of a fielded search for the tensile and compressive properties of materials — of which it contains thousands.