Fully automated determination of uranium

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This Bulletin describes the fully automated determination of uranium according to the method of Davies and Gray: Uranium(VI) is reduced in concentrated phosphoric acid solution with iron(II) to form Uranium(IV). With molybdenum as a catalyst, the excess iron(II) is oxidized with nitric acid. The nitrous acid that is formed is destroyed with sulfamic acid before uranium(IV) is titrated with a potassium dichromate solution in the presence of a vanadium catalyst.