A simple and rapid, laser fluorimetric method for the determination of uranium concentration in raffinate stream of Purex
process during reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel has been developed. It works on the principle of detection of fluorescence
of uranyl complex formed by using fluorescence enhancing reagent like sodium pyrophosphate. The uranium concentration was
determined in the range of 0–40 ppb and detection limit of 0.2 ppb. The optimum time discrimination is obtained when the uranyl
ion is complexed with sodium pyrophosphate. Need of preconcentration step or separation of uranium from interfering elements
is not an essential step.