Effects of Water Vapour on Oxidation

  title={Effects of Water Vapour on Oxidation},
  author={David James Young},
In 1988, Kofstad [1] wrote, ‘It is well known that most technical steels oxidise faster in water vapour or in air or combustion gases containing water vapour than in dry oxygen. The reasons for this are poorly understood’. At a subsequent workshop on high-temperature corrosion [2], it was concluded that understanding remained incomplete. Since then, considerable experimental effort has led to a better definition of the problem and an improved level of understanding. Recent reviews [3–5… CONTINUE READING