What is human aquamation?
Alkaline hydrolysis (also called aquamation, biocremation, resomation, flameless cremation, or water cremation) is a process for the disposal of human and pet remains using lye and heat. The process is being marketed as an alternative to the traditional options of burial or cremation.
What is the difference between cremation and alkaline hydrolysis?
Compared to cremation, alkaline hydrolysis offers: More than 75% reduction of carbon footprint. Uses 1/8 the amount of energy of flame-based cremation. Pacemakers and some other medical devices do not need to be removed prior to the process as with flame-based cremation.
Is aquamation cheaper than cremation?
Although more costly than cremation (but still cheaper than a traditional burial) there are more environmentally friendly variations of cremation that essentially accomplish the same thing by using solutions of water, electrolysis and other chemicals—methods like Aquamation, Resomation, Bio-cremation
What is left after aquamation?
Because there is no burning in Aquamation, there are more remains left after the process has finished. This remaining compound is mostly made up of calcium from the body (bones, teeth, and other minerals). This “bone ash” is softer, whiter, and lighter than with traditional flame-based cremation.