Company offers ecological ‘burial’ in which the body boils until it decomposes at 300 degrees

People who are tired of traditional burial or cremation may choose to another method called aquamarization, where corpses boil at 300 degrees Fahrenheit into a new eco-friendly ‘burial’ option.

Acquamation uses alkaline hydrolysis to remove human remains or animals instead of fire.

The process is also known as biocremation, resomination, flameless cremation and water cremation, the Interesting Engineering site reported.

The method is praised as an ecological alternative to cremation, which uses a heated alkaline solution to break down the body, leaving only the skeleton.

The aquaming process begins with placing the body inside a pressurized container filled with a mixture of water and potassium hydroxide heated to around 200 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

As the pressure in the container increases, the solution gently breaks down the organic matter over several hours.

The process liquefies everything except the bones, which are then dried in an oven and reduced to a white powder. They are placed in an urn and then given to relatives.

Aquamation also leaves 32 percent more body remains compared to cremation.

According to the company that offers this service, Bio-Response Solutions, aquamarization uses 90% less energy than flame cremation, does not emit harmful greenhouse gases, does not burn fossil fuels and provides 20% more ashes to families.

The liquid that remains after the process is a sterile mixture of organic compounds, including salts and amino acids, that can be used as a fertilizer or neutralized and released safely into waterways.

Other alternative “burials”

The Eternal Reefs option creates artificial reef material, from a mixture of concrete and human ashes (the remains of crushed bones from cremations).

These heavy concrete orbs are then placed in areas where reefs need restoration, attracting fish and other organisms that turn the remains into an underwater habitat.

Cryonics is the process of freezing a person’s body, in the hope that later medical science will make it possible to revive it.

The chemicals are used in an attempt to prevent cells from being damaged by freezing.

Prices vary by procedure and can go up to $ 200,000 for whole body preservation.

A religious organization called Summum offers mummification services for both people and pets.

Plastination consists of preserving the body in a semi-recognizable shape for educational purposes of the medical school and anatomy laboratory.

Promession, or lyophilization, consists of immersing the corpse in liquid nitrogen, making it very brittle.

The vibrations shake the body and the water evaporates in a special vacuum chamber.

The mercury fillings or surgical implants are then filtered by a separator, and the powdered remains are deposited in a shallow grave.

Oxygen and water mix with the powdered debris, turning it into compost.

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