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RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL ( gatherers for removing stone or the like from the soil A01B 43/00 ; sterilising soil by steam A01G 11/00 ; processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless or less harmful by effecting chemical change in the substance A62D 3/00 ; separation in general B01D; cleaning beaches E01H 12/00 ; removing undesirable matter, e.g. rubbish, from the land E01H 15/00)
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass/group does not cover:
gatherers for removing stone or the like from the soil
sterilising soil by steam
processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless or less harmful by effecting chemical change in the substance
separation in general
cleaning beaches
removing undesirable matter, e.g. rubbish, from the land
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Reclamation
the partial or total elimination or the fixing of contaminants in soil.
Reclamation of contaminated soil
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Removing contaminants from contaminated soil. Reclamation of contaminated

soil comprising systems and methods generally applicable to any type of

reclamation of contaminated soil.

Example: FR-A1-2872719

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{involving in-situ ground water treatment}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Any type of in-situ ground water treatment.

Example: CH-A5-696639

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{Extraction of vapours or gases using vacuum or venting}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Removing contaminants from contaminated soil by means of soil venting.

Example: US-A1-2009/080979

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Extraction using liquids, e.g. washing, leaching, {flotation}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Removing contaminants from contaminated soil by means of contacting the

contaminated soil with a liquid.

Example: DE-A1-4228966

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thermally ( incinerators for contaminated soil F23G 7/14)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Removing contaminants from contaminated soil by means of a thermal

treatment, such as desorbing, volatilizing.

Example: WO-A1-2007046688

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{by vitrification}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rendering contaminated soil harmless by means of vitrification.

Example: WO-A1-94/04761

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chemically ( chemical means for combating harmful chemical agents A62D 3/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rendering contaminated soil harmless by means of chemical treatment.

Removing contaminants from contaminated soil by means of chemical

treatment. Binding of soil contaminants.

{electrochemically, e.g. by electrokinetics}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Electrochemical treatment of contaminated soil.

Example: US-A-5458747

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microbiologically, {biologically} or by using enzymes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rendering contaminated soil harmless by means of biological treatment.

Removing contaminants from contaminated soil by means of biological

treatment.

Example: US-B1-6796741

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{using fungi or plants}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Removing contaminants from contaminated soil by means of fungi or plants.

Example: US-A1-2004/101945

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