Aquamation is a process that utilizes minimal water, warm temperatures, and alkalinity to transform remains into their most basic components: minerals and water.
Aquamation vs. Cremation
Whether you opt for burial, flame cremation, or aquamation, the end result is the breakdown of the body into its elemental form. In contrast to traditional cremation, which employs intense heat and can have adverse environmental effects, aquamation uses water, an alkaline solution, and lower temperatures to break down the body's organic matter. This renders the process more eco-friendly, utilizing less energy and avoiding the release of harmful pollutants into the air.
Did you know? Aquamation is a compassionate process as it avoids the need for burning, offering solace to those concerned about the treatment of their loved one. The aquamation solution consists of water (95%) blended with an alkali solution of potassium hydroxide (KOH) and sodium. The body is placed in a stainless steel chamber where water and alkali are introduced, and the temperature is raised. Through the circulation of warm water and alkali, the earthly body transitions back to its natural elements of minerals and water.