Aquamation

Aquamation

News: Recently, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu died. He was very passionate about  about protecting the environment and taking necessary actions .In concurrence of his passion to save the environment, his body underwent aquamation, a green alternative to traditional cremation methods.The process of aquamation uses energy which is s five times less than fire. it also reduces by about 35% the amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted during cremation.

Aquamation:
• It is a process in which the body of the deceased is immersed for a few hours in a mixture of water and a strong alkali in a pressurized metal cylinder and heated to around 150 degree centigrade.
• The combination of gentle water flow, temperature and alkalinity accentuate the breakdown of the organic materials. The process leaves behind bone fragments and a neutral liquid called effluent.
• The effluent is sterile, and contains salts, sugars, amino acids and peptides.
• There is no tissue and no DNA left after the process completes.
• The process was developed and develop an ingenious way to make fertilizer from animal carcasses.
• The first commercial system was installed at
• Thereafter, the process continued to b programmes.
• This process is referred to as alkaline hydrolysis or as international non-profit organisation) calls it
• The process is also known as water cremation, green cremation or chemical cremation. 

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