(under the class definition) Process wherein a material intended to be employed as a chemical warfare agent is the hazardous or toxic substance destroyed or converted.
(1) Note. Included hereunder are the destruction, containment, and conversion of nerve gases and mustard agents.
(2) Note. This subclass includes the destruction, containment, and conversion of micro-organisms intended to be used in warfare, e.g., germ warfare agents.
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258, for processes of storage or containment of pathogenic organisms not intended for use as warfare agents, e.g., virus, bacteria, and medical waste.
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422, Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing, appropriate subclasses for the methods and apparatus used in destroying micro-organisms. 435, Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology, appropriate subclasses for processes whereby a micro-organism is used in degradation of hazardous or toxic waste, e.g., degrading PCB'S.