The Pathogen Control Engineering Institute (PaCE) investigates the interactions between
infrastructure, the environment and human health. Key areas include resource recovery from
wastes, bioremediation, airborne disease transmission, water and sanitation. Research includes design and process optimisation to minimise health risks as well as using microorganisms to maximise recovery of resources or clean up chemical contaminants.
Research focuses on several interconnected areas including:
Research ranges from fundamental science to innovative applications and the institute
includes academics from a broad range of engineering disciplines as well as bio-chemists
and microbiologists. The institute also has strong links with a cross-faculty institute: water@leeds.