Aquamation is a type of cremation using a gentle flow of water, alkali, and heat. The water is heated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit which factors into why pet owners receive more remains back at the conclusion of the process. The alkali helps speed the natural decomposition of tissue while the water is busy breaking down components into peptides, sugars, and amino acids. At the completion of the process, only calcium phosphate remains. Also, if your pet had any medical implants, they would be recovered and recycled at this point in the process. The remains are disease and pathogen free which makes them safe to handle.
The short answer is YES!
Here are a few examples of how aquamation benefits the environment beginning with a small carbon footprint. Our machine is powered by electricity and has one tenth (1/10) of the carbon footprint compared to flame cremation. This is important because carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere for a very long time where it traps heat and contributes to the warming effect. Thus, with aquamation there are no fossil fuels being burned and no direct greenhouse gas emissions. Aquamation is also energy efficient as it uses ninety percent less energy than flame based cremation.
The water used during the cremation processed is recycled. The first option is for the used water (effluent) to be discharged to the local wastewater treatment plant where it is cleaned or treated before being released back to the environment. The second option is for the effluent to be discharged into large containers and used as an organic fertilizer. It might be hard to imagine but effluent from this process has been land applied since 2001.
We would be honored to serve your dog, cat, gerbil, hamster, rabbit or other exotic pet. Please note if you lost a Police or Military service animal we would be happy to serve them at a 50% discount.
Yes. Not only does the family receive a solid Rosewood urn back but they also receive twenty to thirty percent more remains because the process is so gentle. Remember, if you prefer a different urn, please let us know. We can easily get you something you prefer.
We are proud to use the PET 400 system. It was created by BioResponse Solutions based in Danville Indiana. The machine can accommodate 400 pounds.
Yes we do. Please click the find out more button below to be redirected to a short video on Youtube that was created by Gail Rubin where she interviews Samantha Sieber, the VP of BioResponse Solutions at the National Funeral Directors Association Expo in Chicago IL in 2019.
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