Resomation


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Resomation

A proprietary process in which a deceased person’s body is immersed in a solution of water and potassium hydroxide, heated to 180ºC and pressurised for 3 hours; all that remains is a brownish semi-liquid and the bones.
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The Bill also allows for emerging forms of disposal of human remains, such as resomation to be recognised under future regulations.
com)-- Green Cremation, a flameless cremation service provider in the Twin Cities area, was featured in a BBC article for their resomation machine.
Resomation involves the dissolution of the deceased in an alkaline solution, and is billed in the US as "green cremation" or "flameless cremation.
Resomation founder Sandy Sullivan claimed the technology was developed in response to the public's increasing environmental concerns.
Bosses are also planning a grisly procedure called resomation which J involves placing bodies in silk bags and submerging them in a 160C (320F) alkaline solution to dissolve them.
Six states in the US have passed laws to allow resomation and talks are ongoing to make it legal in Britain.
But biochemist Sandy Sullivan has had to spurn the dying wishes of clients because his controversial resomation machine is illegal in the UK.
Burial space is running out and I have had lots of people contact me whose loved ones have chosen resomation.
The process, known as resomation, uses chemicals with the boiling water to turn the bodies to dust.
Unlike cremation, it does not release any harmful by-products and Glasgow company Resomation Ltd hope to get the legal go-ahead within six months.
Developed by a firm in Scotland, resomation is a high-temperature water and chemical treatment that dissolves mortal remains, and the process is as quick as traditional flame cremations, but without the environmentally harmful chemical emissions.
Mr Sullivan, who is the founder of Resomation Ltd, said: "It uses the same bio-chemistry as in natural decomposition when a body is buried, but it is quicker and much more environmentally friendly.