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Pathogen Control Engineering Institute

Tackling global health and sanitation challenges

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:

Aerobiology and infection control
Contaminated land and ground water
Resource recovery
WASH: water, sanitation and health
Flood risk management
Numerical modelling for environmental problems

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.