Petr Porcal

Petr Porcal

Scientist

Researcher ID: A-7350-2014

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • Biology Centre CAS
  • Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Areas of expertise: Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter, metal complexation, characterization of dissolved organic matter

Education

  • 2010 – present Lecturer, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic Physical and aquatic chemistry, Environmental chemistry
  • 2005 – present Scientist Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter, metal complexation
  • 2007 – 2010 Research associate Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • 2005 – 2006 Postdoctoral researcher University of Maine, Orono, U.S.A. Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter, metal complexation
  • 2004 Water technology manager 1.JVS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic Management of drinking and waste water treatment plants
  • 1998 – 2003 Research assistant, researcher Hydrobiological Institute, České Budějovice, Czech Republic Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter, metal complexation
  • 1998 – 2002 PhD in Applied and Landscape Ecology (ISCED6) Institute of chemical technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1992 – 1997 Ing. - Equivalent to MSc in Water technology (ISCED5) Institute of chemical technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to physical chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry

Awards

International fellowships & experience:
  • 2007 – 2010 Research associate
    • Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    • Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter, metal complexation
  • 2005 – 2006 Postdoctoral researcher
    • University of Maine, Orono, U.S.A.
    • Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter, metal complexation
  • 2005 Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship
  • 1996 Preciosa Fellowship

Outputs

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07/02/2017

Photochemical cleaving of allochthonous organic-metal complexes contributes to phosphorus immobilization in surface waters

The photochemical transformation of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in surface waters exposed to UV radiation causes the precipitation of...

05/02/2001

Spectrophotometric determination of iron, aluminum, and phosphorus in soil and sediment extracts after their nitric and perchloric acid digestion

Pyrocatechol violet and thiocyanate methods used in the water analysis for spectrophotometric determination of aluminum (Al) and iron (Fe),...

03/05/2000

Phosphorus inactivation by aluminum in the water column and sediments: Lowering of in-lake phosphorus availability in an acidified watershed-lake ecosystem

Acid precipitation has been shown to reduce phosphorus (P) outputs from terrestrial sources. We present field evidence that the in-lake P cycle may...