Alkaline Hydrolysis / Aquamation

Alkaline hydrolysis, also referred to as Aquamation, is a water-based, sustainable method of final disposition.

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What happens during the alkaline hydrolysis process?

The process happens in a stainless steel vessel, with a ratio of 95% water and 5% alkali.
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Do pacemakers have to be removed from the body?

Pacemakers do not need to be removed with Aquamation.
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Are the remains from alkaline hydrolysis safe to handle?

The remains are entirely safe to handle, as are cremated remains.
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Are the remains different than those from flame cremation?

The consistency, colour and amount of remains can be different.
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Do I need a casket for alkaline hydrolysis?

There is no casket required for aquamation.
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What happens to the water after the process is completed?

The water flows back to the ecosystem via your local wastewater treatment facility.
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I have metal implants. What will happen to them during this process?

Implants do not need to be removed before the aquamation.
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How do I know I'm getting my loved one's remains back?

Rest assured, there are measures in place to ensure you receive the remains of your loved one.
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Do I need to embalm the body for the process?

Embalming is not required for aquamation.
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How high does the water temperature get during the alkaline hydrolysis process?

The process is a highly controlled and sophisticated environment, without using boiling water.
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How long does the alkaline hydrolysis process take?

The process takes anywhere between 6-8 hours or 18-20 hours.
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Is acid used in the process?

There is absolutely no acid used during this water-based process.
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What can I do with my loved one's remains?

There are many different and creative things you can do with your loved one's ashes.
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Does the family receive an urn?

We offer a wide selection of local and handmade urns perfect for memorializing your loved one.
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