This Application Bulletin describes the methods for the determination of uranium by adsorptive stripping voltammetry (AdSV) according to DIN 38406 part 17. The method is suitable for the analysis of ground, drinking, sea, surface and cooling waters, in which the concentration of uranium is of importance. The methods can, of course, also be used for the trace analysis in other matrices.
Uranium is determined as chloranilic acid complex. The limit of detection in samples with low chloride concentration is about 50 ng/L and in seawater about 1 µg/L. Matrices with high chloride content can only be analyzed after reduction of the chloride concentration by means of a sulfate-loaded ion exchanger.