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  • While cremations and burials fail to destroy these diseases, aquamation is the only acceptable method that effectively removes the risk of further spread and contamination.

    Fast Company

  • At present, the only functioning aquamation unit is at Eco Memorial Park on Australia's Top Stories

  • Resomation is a variation of aquamation, but unlike aquamation, resomation places the corpse into a temperature of 170°F (77°C) for approximately three hours. Top Stories

  • In Australia, aquamation has had a mixed response from scientists. Top Stories


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  • As compared to cwemation, presumably.

    February 7, 2019

  • In Australia, one company recently started selling a greener alternative. Aquamation Industries claims to offer a unique, cheaper, more carbon-neutral method of body disposal. Aquamation employs a process called alkaline hydrolysis, in which a body is placed in a stainless-steel vat containing a 200°F (93°C) potassium-hydroxide-and-water solution for four hours until all that remains is the skeleton. The bones, which are soft at that point, are then crushed and presented to the deceased's family. The residual liquid contains no DNA, and the procedure uses only 5% to 10% of the energy that cremation uses, says John Humphries, a former funeral-home director who is now the chief executive of Aquamation Industries, which launched its services in August. According to Humphries, Aquamation accelerates the processes that occur in nature.
    Marina Kamenev, Aquamation: A Greener Alternative to Cremation?, Time (September. 28, 2010)

    February 7, 2019