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Aquamation Cremation Without the Fire

Aquamation, the cremation method that uses water, has become very common today. It’s considered less costly and environmentally friendly than other methods of disposing of a corpse. This video explains the aquamation process.

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During the process of aquamation, the deceased body is placed in a pressurized metal cylinder containing an alkali solution such as potassium hydroxide. It’s then heated to approximately 150 degrees Celsius for three to four hours. The procedure turns everything into a liquid except for the bones, which are put in an urn after being baked in an oven and ground down into a powder before being given to the family.

As burial sites become scarce globally, aquamation continues to grow in popularity. Those who support it argue that turning to ashes by water rather than fire is more humane. Also, they assert that a liquid cremation uses less energy than a traditional one and releases fewer greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Aquamation requires just one-fifth of the energy that fire does, and it cuts greenhouse gas emissions by around one-third compared to traditional burial practices.

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