Biowaste decontamination systems

Decontamination of biowaste is essential to ensure that pathogenic organisms which can pose a risk to the environment are neutralized. Companies dealing in biowaste decontamination systems should ensure that all active organisms are completely neutralized and the effluent pH & temperature are within acceptable ranges prior to discharge. Decontamination can be done in either in batches or in a continuous process.

  • Batch Process: Heat, hold and cool a finite amount of material on batch basis
  • Continuous: Constant process stream with heat recovery

Panorama has designed unique bio-waste decontamination solutions aimed at decontaminating effluents containing viruses, bacteria and other bio-hazards.

Special features

  • Control of the inactivation parameters (temperature-time)
  • Appropriate selection of materials of construction as per biowaste content
  • All-welded tubular design avoids any risk of cross contamination
  • PLC-controlled cycles and records
  • Conformity with pharmaceutical guidelines
  • Compact design, easy operations and low maintenance

Panorama designs continuous heat treatment or sterilization systems especially dedicated to the sterilization of nutritional media before culture.

We also design inactivation systems for inactivation of hazardous media.

Types of Decontamination Systems:

Out of the various types of biowaste decontamination systems, we have explained a few as below:

  1. Thermal Tubular Decontamination Systems:
    Special thermal tubular decontamination systems are designed to satisfy the requirements of vaccine makers and laboratories working with pathogens and to provide them with a level of safety and reliability unmatched by other classical solutions (batch or chemical treatment).
  1. Large scale Biowaste Decontamination Systems:
    Compact and skid-mounted decontamination plants combine the best features of heat treatment with both best components and raw materials to ensure a perfect inactivation of the biowaste.



  • Redundant control of the inactivation parameters (temperature-time)
  • Construction materials chosen in respect of the aggressiveness of the agents present in the biowaste
  • All-welded tubular design to avoid any risk of cross contamination
  • PLC-controlled cycles (level controlled automatic start-up and shut-down, cleaning cycles) and records.
  • CGMP design, conformity with CFR and pharmaceutical guidelines
  1. Lab Decontamination Plants:
    The small-scale decontamination plant is very compact and designed to fit into a very tight space. Gathering all features of the large-scale system, this unit has been specifically adapted to meet labs and research facilities’ requirements.
  • Electrical heating technology (no steam, no condensates)
  • Unique sterilization scheme to kill all types of pathogens
  • PLC-controlled cycles for a very simple and secure use
  • Perfect tracking of the cycles (visual control of the operations in real time and recording of the past cycles)
  • Unit easy to service
  • Cost effective
  • Purchasing budget affordable for labs


Process & Design engineering:

Panorama’s engineering department team of experts will assist you from the basic design of your plant at an early stage of the project by providing you PID, layout and 3-D drawings & also by advising you on the utilities to choose the more profitable solutions.

Our process design solutions will allow you to be sure that your equipment will be made in compliance with your requirements during the design and manufacturing stages (deliveries of detailed mechanical, electrical, fluid and control designs, calculations and data-sheets of components), and during the testing and commissioning (complete documentation package).

Why Panorama for Biowaste decontamination solutions?

  • Standard units for optimized investment budgets
  • Fast track delivery for Life Sciences decontamination systems and on stock for lab decontamination units
  • Short commissioning time (from 1 to 5 days for standard systems)
  • Reduced validation time for a quick start of production

Pinch analysis & Process integration services

In a highly competitive global economy, maximizing results by eliminating costly inefficiencies is critical.

Chemical & Process Industries in India consume lots of Energy; the primary usage being Heating, Cooling, and Electrical Power.

Traditional attempts to reduce energy only focused on individual piece of equipments & units. Process Integration involves a streamlined & systematic “Total site -as a whole” approach towards use of Heating/Cooling Requirements, electrical power and water. Process Integration ensures maximum advantages by providing alternative designs and structured road maps for long term energy savings.

Though Process Integration covers a wide area, pinch analysis companies & process integration services companies focus mainly in Facilities where Distillation consumes major energy, and where lots of waste energy is available.

Reactions like Nitration, Oxidations and Hydrogenations evolve a lot of heat due to exothermic nature. Typically these reactions, distillation processes or other downstream operations consume considerable amount of heat.

Thus, the concept of having continuous processing of these reactions to utilize the heat evolved in downstream operation integrates the process that can result in significant savings and safe operations.

See how Panorama can help you migrate from batch reactions to continuous ones by piloting the whole process till commercial levels.

Up till now, Process Integration is in use at bigger plants, Panorama’s idea is to make it work in smaller plants as well.

Process Integration Methodology:

  • Generating heat & material balances by optimizing simulation services
  • Performing energy analysis to identify alternatives
  • Make modifications in processing conditions
  • Redesign equipments in the light of above changes.
  • Analyze cost data and finalize proposal.

Waste Heat Recovery Units (WHRU)

The exhaust gas of various processes or even from the exhaust stream of processes & conditioning units generates waste heat which can be used to generate useful heat and reduce fuel consumption.

There are many different commercial recovery units for the transferring of energy from hot medium to cold one:

  • Recuperators
  • Regenerators
  • Heat pipe exchanger
  • Economizers
  • Heat pumps etc

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Waste heat of different degrees can be found in final products of certain process or as a by-product in industries like steelmaking plants. Units or devices that could recover the waste heat and transform it into electricity are called CHPs. Such units, for example, use an Organic Rankin Cycle (ORC) with an organic fluid as the working fluid. The fluid has a lower boiling point than water to allow it to boil at low temperature, to for a superheated gas that could drive the blade of a turbine and thus a generator.

Panorama’s offerings

  • Process Integration solutions
  • Energy analysis solutions
  • Batch to Continuous Processing Migration Solutions
  • Waste Heat Recovery -Simple Solutions involving heat recoveries only.
  • Waste Heat Recovery- Comprehensive solutions including CHP (Combined Heat Power)

Panorama maximizes energy efficiency in both initial design and ongoing operations through best practices pinch analysis. Thermal Pinch Analysis & Process Integration is a systematic methodology for determining optimal energy efficiency. In most cases we find millions of dollars of annual operational savings (in facilities more than 15 years old). For Greenfield development we enable process engineers to properly integrate pinch tools into the conceptual process design phase, on which the foundation of the entire lifecycle is built.

For existing facilities, Panorama provides the most effective action plan by understanding complete energy balance for maximum efficiency, identifying suboptimal energy exchange between process streams, and analyzing the most cost effective balance between energy savings and capital expenditure to achieve optimal efficiency.

On short notice, our experts can pull together engineering scopes and feasibility studies to produce ready-to-use initial design work.

Our onsite dedicated teams are available to directly interact with the process specialists, should onsite be preferred to remotely analyzing. Regardless of geography, we use the highest thermodynamic principles to systematically analyze chemical processes and surrounding utility systems.

Panorama’s pinch analysis results in financial savings through better process heat integration.