Oxidation of Metals

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 401–408 | Cite as

The scaling of iron in oxygen and sulfur-containing gases

  • Alfred Rahmel


The following possible conditions for the simultaneous formation of oxide and sulfide on iron in oxygen and sulfur-containing gases are considered: (7) simultaneous thermodynamic stability of oxide and sulfide; (2) temporal changes in gas composition; (3) intermediary cracking of the oxide film; (4) solubility and diffusion of sulfur in the oxide (lattice diffusion); (5) kinetic conditions for simultaneous oxide and sulfide formation at the scale-gas interface.

Key words

oxidation-sulfidation iron oxygen sulfur compounds 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Rahmel
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  1. 1.Dechema-InstitutFrankfurt am MainFederal Republic of Germany

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