In recent years there has been a file alternative In favor of the environment to cremate the bodies who die, this is known as water.
This technique gained importance after the announcement that the remains Nobel Peace PrizeAnd Desmond TutuWho died at the age of ninety, will burn in this way.
This method of cremation is based on a combination of water and high temperatures, however, it is only allowed in some countries, such as composting corpses with layers of leaves and wood, or liquid nitrogen.
From its scientific name alkaline hydrolysis, it consists in burning corpses with water, not with fire. The remains of the deceased are placed in a large metal cylinder and then immersed in a liquid, a mixture of water and alkaline products.
The material is heated (about 150°C) and placed under pressure, a process that allows for rapid defrosting of the meat inside the box.
The bones are reduced to a white powder, put into a jar and given to relatives to bury, as well as Monsignor Desmond Tutu.
Those in favor of this practice insist that, from a symbolic point of view, water is softer than a flame, and recalls the end of life that began in the liquid element.
Likewise, it highlights the environmental benefit, as it generates less energy than the combustion of ordinary crematoriums, avoiding fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
Water consumes five times less energy than fire, according to British company Resolution.
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