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Making the cremation methods a green way for performing rituals

  • Published
    18th Apr, 2022
Context
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) flags need to curb Air pollution. It advise all the states and UTs to follow Bio-Cremation methods.
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What is Bio-Cremation?

  • Bio cremation or resomation is based on a process called alkaline hydrolysis.
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis is a process that uses water and lye to break apart the body after death without the use of fire.
  • This, proponents say, leads to a more environmentally friendly process for the disposal of bodies.
  • This is the method that currently holds the most promise for providing environmentally gentle disposal of human remains.
  • Also referred to as bio cremation, aquamation, or resomation, alkaline hydrolysis uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide instead of a high heat flame.
  • The solution is heated to approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which dissolves the body.
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