Flame Cremation vs. Flameless Cremation:
In Flame Cremation when something is cremated, it is burned until mainly ashes (known as cremains) remain with some larger bone material left. The term "cremate" is most commonly used to refer to the ritual burning of deceased bodies. Cremation is a Latin word that means "to burn or consume by fire." Rather than for flameless cremations for both our human and pet loved ones, alkaline hydrolysis, often known as flameless cremation, is an alternative to flame cremation. The procedure requires only a tenth of the energy required for flame cremation. We now have the possibility to provide families with another option for their loved ones' temperament. Alkaline hydrolysis (Flameless Cremation) allows families to contribute to a more gentle and environmentally friendly procedure. Families can make a long-term contribution to the environment on behalf of a loved one by making an energy-saving or pollution-reduction decision. The traditional funeral service and reburial of the cremains are unaffected.
What are the mechanisms behind these?
For Flame Cremation -
The most popular method of cremation is flame-based cremation, which
is offered from most funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries. This
procedure is described in detail below step by step:
Step 1 - Before being identified, the body is cleansed, cleaned, and clothed. The technician will take away any jewellery or other valuables that you want to keep. Mechanical or battery-operated medical devices and prosthetics are also removed to avoid a reaction during the cremation process.
Step 2 - There are special cremation caskets, cremation containers available, or you can utilise a plain cardboard box. A retort is a type of cremation chamber. It's a large industrial furnace that can hold one person. The chamber is lined with fire-resistant bricks. Temperatures of up to 2000 degrees can be tolerated by the bricks. Modern cremation ovens are powered by natural gas, propane, or diesel fuel and adhere to strict environmental and air quality standards.
Step 3 - The remnants are cooled after they have been incinerated. The operator looks for any metal shards that have been left behind and removes them by hand or with powerful magnets. Frequently, the metal is sent to a recycler.
Step 4 - Cremated remains are sometimes referred to as ashes, although what is truly left behind are pieces of bone. Following cremation, the shards are ground into "cremains" by a special processor. When we talk about ashes, we're referring about this.
Step 5 - The cremains are placed in a thick plastic bag after grinding. The bag is placed in an urn provided by the family or a temporary container. The family receives the urn or container containing the cremains.
From an international perspective for instance, in India, with currently one of the highest cremation rates in the world, per capita. The body is placed on top of a 'bed of logs' when it is transported to the ground for cremation. Wooden logs are laid once more, this time on the body and up. The placement of logs is stopped when it reaches two more feet in height, and the next stage is to kindle the fire. When the central half of the corpse is consumed by fire, it is sometimes necessary to perform acts of giving water to the body, which entails pouring water on the pyre.
For Flameless Cremation -
The remains are placed in an unpressurized stainless steel Alkaline Hydrolysis vessel that was particularly constructed and scientifically engineered. Warm water (not hot or boiling water) and potassium hydroxide (pH of 11) are combined and circulated around the body for 8-12 hours, leaving only the bones. A computer and an operator keep a careful eye on the process and control it. The procedure is fully risk-free, eco-friendly, and all-natural.