An expanded version of INFOTHERM®, the database with thermophysical experimental data, will be presented at ACHEMA. Its new form saves chemical engineers and process technicians the trouble of time-consuming manual searching through endless hit lists.
Users are no longer required to enter a specific compound name. Now they can formulate general search queries, for example for chlorinated hydrocarbons which form an azeotrope with water and ethanol between 50 and 60°C. Or conversely, they can query whether there are hydrocarbons without chlorine which meet this criterion. The database responds with a limited number of hits, preselected according to their relevance to the query. Costs are incurred only when specific numeric values are displayed.
An important innovation is the new option to filter by approximately 500 material classes. This enables about four million records for approximately 39,000 material mixtures and 21,000 pure substances to be researched with regard to more than 200 properties with no redundancy whatsoever. This is facilitated by the full text search complemented by a thesaurus with more than 800 search terms.
Further, ThermoML, a new XML-based IUPAC data exchange format, will also be introduced for INFOTHERM® at ACHEMA. ThermoML resulted from the collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, see http://trc.nist.gov/ThermoML.html) and ensures complete, error-free recording of thermophysical data from electronic journals as well as the export of all INFOTHERM® data using this standard format. In this way FIZ CHEMIE Berlin is following the trend of increasing numbers of renowned journals which publish their research results in this format. This will enable the database to grow at the same rate that scientific results become available online. Entries in the INFOTHERM® database are checked for reliability by a team of highly qualified scientists.At ACHEMA, FIZ CHEMIE will exhibit together with the University of Applied Sciences Wildau at a large stand (F13-G14) in Hall 4.2. There on May 12 and 13 at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm there will be a presentation entitled "Infotherm® II: From Data to Information", which offers a detailed report of the new features and benefits of the new release of INFOTHERM®. Attendance is free and requires no registration.
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