Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



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Paulo Miguel Pereira de Brito

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
ORCID: 0000-0003-1805-0252
Scopus Author ID: 57205894501


  • Since 2011: Assistant Professor in Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB), Bragança, Portugal
  • 2001 - 2011: Auxiliary Professor in Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB), Bragança, Portugal
  • 1998 - 1999: Teaching Assistant in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC), Coimbra, Portugal


  • Since 2013: Course director of the Chemical Engineering first degree course at the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB), Bragança, Portugal


  • 2001 - PhD in Chemical Engineering at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC), Coimbra, Portugal
  • 1998 - MSc in Chemical Engineering at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC), Coimbra, Portugal
  • 1994 - First degree in Chemical Engineering at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC), Coimbra, Portugal


  • Manufacture of fertilizer products from leachate refining
  • Ionic liquids, catalysis of biodiesel production
  • Biofuels, characterization of biodiesel, simulation of production processes
  • Numerical methods, solution of partial-differential systems


SUBe - Small scale power generation Unit using Biomass gasification
Funding body: 2017 SR&TD Projects Forest Fire Prevention and Fighting
Reference: PCIF/GVB/0197/2017
Principal Investigator:Paulo Brito
Start: 2019-03-01
End: 2022-02-22
VALORCOMP - Valorisation of compost and other residues resulting from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste
Funding body: POCTEP – Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0119_VALORCOMP_2_P
Principal Investigator:Hélder Gomes
Start: 2015-10-01
End: 2020-09-30
INNOCHEM - Improvement of innovative teaching methods in the fields of Technology and Chemical Engineering according to the best standards of the Bologna Process
Funding body: ERASMUS + Programme
Reference: 2014-1-PL01-KA203-003415
Principal Investigator:Maria Filomena Barreiro
Start: 2014-01-01
End: 2017-12-31
- Transformation of glycerol into bioethers
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/EQU-ERQ/72493/2006
Principal Investigator:Paulo Brito
Start: 2007-09-01
End: 2010-08-31
RESICA - Development of resins with addition of pine bark extracts for the wood-based industry
Funding body:
Principal Investigator:Paulo Brito
Start: 1998-01-01
End: 2001-12-31

Total results: 12
Lima A.C.,Hachemane K.,Ribeiro A.E.,Queiroz A.,Gomes M.C.S.,Brito P.
Evaluation and kinetic study of alkaline ionic liquid for biodiesel production through transesterification of sunflower oil
Fuel, 324, , 2022

Cardoso J.S.,Fernández-Delgado M.,Vertonha M.T.,Cabral D.,Silva A.S.,Roman F.F.,Díaz de Tuesta J.L.,Arrobas M.,Coca M.,Brito P.,Gomes H.T.
Application of adsorbent materials to remove heavy metals in leachate from a municipal landfill treatment plant
Progress in Industrial Ecology, 15, 111-127, 2022

Paiva M.,Vieira A.,Gomes H.T.,Brito P.
Simulation of a downdraft gasifier for production of syngas from different biomass feedstocks
ChemEngineering, 5, , 2021

Resende F.O.,Silva V.F.,Mendonca M.L.,Barbosa A.C.,Brito P.,Azevedo J.C.,Almeida A.,Gomes H.T.
Using biomass gasification for small scale power generation systems: Specifications of the conceptual framework
8th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2019, 439-444, 2019

Roman F.,Ribeiro A.,Queiroz A.,Lenzi G.,Chaves E.,Brito P.
Optimization and kinetic study of biodiesel production through esterification of oleic acid applying ionic liquids as catalysts
Fuel, 239, 1231-1239, 2019

Brito P.,Durães L.,Portugal A.
1D and 2D modeling and simulation of radial combustion propagation on Fe 2O 3/Al thermite systems
Computational Thermal Sciences, 4, 137-149, 2012

Brito P.,Portugal A.
Adaptive collocation methods for the solution of partial differential equations
Innovations in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, 499-504, 2010

Brito P.,Gando-Ferreira L.M.,Portugal A.
Simulation of membrane separations using a modified maxwell-stefan model
Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 4, , 2009

Brito P.,Durães L.,Campos J.,Portugal A.
Simulation of Fe2 O3 / Al combustion: Sensitivity analysis
Chemical Engineering Science, 62, 5078-5083, 2007

Durães L.,Brito P.,Campos J.,Portugal A.
Modelling and simulation of Fe2O3/Aluminum thermite combustion: Experimental validation
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 21, 365-370, 2006

De Almeida L.,Simões S.,Brito P.,Portugal A.,Figueiredo M.
Modeling dissolution of sparingly soluble multisized powders
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 86, 726-732, 1997