Alkaline Hydrolysis, Resomation, Aquamation,
Flameless Cremation, Water Cremation, Etc...
Instead of using fire, a combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials.
The process is on average 3-4 hours long. Once complete the pure white bone ash that remains is returned to the family in an urn as happens with flame based cremation.
Some things to think about while considering Water Cremation:
Over 90% energy savings when compared to flame-based cremation.
No burning of fossil fuels.
No direct emissions of harmful greenhouse gases or mercury.
20% more ash remains returned to the family.