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DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Only single or combined, e.g. multistage, operations not fully classifiable in a single other subclass

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Obtaining proteins from waste water of starch manufacturing plants of like wastes
Animal feeding-stuffs from distillers` or brewers` waste
Animal feeding-stuffs from waste products of dairy plants
Animal feeding-stuffs from kitchen waste
Footwear made of rubber waste
Disinfection or sterilisation methods specially adapted for refuse
Chemical means for combatting harmful chemical agents; processes for making harmful chemical agents harmless
Chemical purification of smoke or fumes, e.g. flue gas
Disintegrating by knives or other cutting or tearing members, which chop material into fragments, specially adapted for disintegrating garbage, waste or sewage
B02C18/40
Combinations of wet processes or apparatus with other processes or apparatus, e.g. for dressing ores or garbage
General arrangement of separating plant, e.g. flow sheets, specially adapted for refuse
Control of spray area of spraying plant, e.g. masking, side shields; Means for collection or re-use of excess material
Prevent escape of dirt or fumes from the area where they are produced; Collecting or removing dirt or fumes from that area
Machines or arrangements for shearing stock while the latter is travelling otherwise than in the direction of the cut without regard to the exact dimensions of the resulting material, e.g. for cutting up scrap
Edge trimming saw blades or tools combined with means to disintegrate waste
Recovery of plastics or other constituents of waste material containing plastics
Presses for consolidating scrap metal or for compacting used cars
Refuse discharge from vessels, e.g. for ash
Arrangements of installation for treating waste water or sewage on vessels
B63B17/00B
Refuse receptacles
Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
Gathering or removal of refuse otherwise than by receptacles or vehicles
Cleaning or disinfecting devices combined with refuse receptacles or refuse vehicles
Ingredients generally applicable to manufacture of glasses, glazes or vitreous enamels
Hydraulic cements from oil shales, residues or waste other than slag
Calcium sulfate cements from phosphogypsum or from waste, e.g. purification products of smoke
Waste materials or refuse used as fillers for mortars, concrete, artificial stone or the like
Waste inorganic materials used as active ingredients for mortars, concrete, artificial stone or the like
Waste organic materials used as active ingredients for mortars, concrete, artificial stone or the like
Fertilisers made from household or town refuse
Recovery of waste materials of macromolecular substances
Compositions of reclaimed rubber
Destructive distillation, specially adapted for particular solid raw materials or solid raw materials in special form
Other processes not covered before; Features of destructive distillation processes in general
Production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from rubber or rubber waste
Solid fuels essentially based on sewage, house or town refuse
Solid fuels essentially based on industrial residues and waste materials
Working-up used lubricants based on mineral oils
Recovery of fats, fatty oils, or fatty acids from waste materials
Recovery of glycerol from a saponification liquor
Recovery of by-products
Recovery of alcohol from press residues or other waste material
Biochemical production of ethanol from waste
Workingup raw materials other than ores, e.g. scrap, to produce non-ferrous metals or compounds thereof
Obtaining zinc or zinc oxide from muffle furnace residues
Obtaining zinc or zinc oxide from metallic residues or scrap
Obtaining tin from scrap
Mechanical treatment of natural fibrous or filamentary material to obtain fibres or filaments, e.g. for spinning
Carbonising rags to recover animal fibres
Recovery of starting material, waste material or solvents during the manufacture of artificial filaments or the like
Disintegrating fibre-containing articles to obtain fibres for re-use
Arrangements for confining or removing dust, fly, or the like
Regeneration of used chemical baths used for dry-cleaning or washing fibres, fabrics or the like
Dry treatment of waste paper or rags for making paper or for the production of cellulose
Defibrating waste paper
Processes for obtaining cellulose by working-up waste paper
Regeneration of pulp liquors by wet combustion
Re-use of pulp-water in wet end machines for making continuous webs of paper
Waste products added to the pulp or used in paper-impregnating material
Sewers, Cesspools
Arrangements in building for the disposal of refuse
Combustion apparatus arrangements for burning uncombusted material from primary combustion
Consuming waste products by combustion
Removal or treatment of combustion products or combustion residues
Removing emulsion from waste photographic material
Apparatus or processes for salvaging material from electric cables
Reclaiming serviceable parts of waste cells or batteries
Reclaiming serviceable parts of waste accumulators
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In this subclass the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Disposal
discarding, e.g. dumping, or destroying of waste or its transformation into something useful or harmless;
Solid waste
ncludes waste which, although it has liquid content, is for practical purposes handled as solid
Dumping solid waste
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Disposing of solid waste by means of dumping, either as bulk material or as

discrete elements of stabilized and/or packaged waste. Dumping may be

within underground cavities.

Example: US-A1-2003/053865

[N: Sea dumping (disposal of radioactively contaminated material by storage under water G21F 9/24)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Dumping solid waste on or into the seabed.

Example: BE-A5-1015677

[N: Covering of dumping sites]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Covering dumped waste, the cover means being applied to the top surface of the dumped waste.

Example: US-A1-2002/067953

[N: Shafts or wells in waste dumps]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Shafts or wells and providing these in waste dumps, the shafts or wells being manufactured before, during or after dumping the solid waste.

Example: DE-A-4312267

Destroying solid waste or transforming solid waste [N: or contaminated solids] into something useful or harmless
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Destroying solid waste or transforming solid waste or contaminated solids into

something useful or harmless, as long as this is not fully classifiable in a

single other subclass.

[N: Removing gases or liquids enclosed in discarded articles, e.g. aerosol cans, cooling systems of refrigerators (arrangements for charging or discharging refrigerant from refrigerators F25B 45/00); Removing gases from discarded plastic foam products]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Actively removing gaseous or liquid materials which are present within discarded articles.

Example US-A-5826631

[N: Disposal of asbestos]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Disposal of asbestos or asbestos-containing waste other than by means of

dumping.

Example: WO-A1-99/37590

[N: Disposal of medical waste (casings for used articles, e.g. sharps A61B 19/0288; sterilisation of refuse A61L 11/00; disposal of used needles or syringes A61M 5/3205; disintegrating medical waste B02C19/12M)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Disposal of medical waste other than by means of dumping.

Example: US-A-5656248

Operations not covered by single other subclass or by a single other group in this subclass
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013