Many flame cremations burn fossil fuels, which create significant pollution and can emit harmful substances like carbon monoxide, particulates (PM10 and PM2.5), and heavy metals including mercury, lead and cadmium. Aquamation® does not have the same problems. It uses only water, heat, and a small amount of an alkaline solution, powered by electricity, with no direct emissions, making it the most eco-friendly funerals.
Aquamation® uses less than 10% of the energy of a traditional fire cremation, which significantly reduces emissions, and is significantly more efficient compared to a gas, LPG, or diesel-fired cremation.
When coupled with electricity from a renewable source, the Aquamation® process can be almost entirely carbon-neutral.
Unlike flame cremation or burial, the gentle nature of the Aquamation® process means that medical devices such as pacemakers, implants, or jewellery do not need to be removed from the body before the process through invasive mortuary procedures. These can be gathered once the process is complete - maintaining dignity and respect for the body after death.
Water Cremation, by Aquamation®, uses a natural and ethical Alkaline Hydrolysis process.
Water Cremation produces less than 10% of the carbon emissions as compared to fire cremation.
There is no toxic Mercury Pollution emitted during the Water Cremation process.
It is an easy process and you will receive caring support and respect throughout the call.
Water Cremation uses a process that is scientifically known as Alkaline Hydrolysis. During a Water Cremation, the deceased is carefully placed inside a stainless steel Water Cremation unit. This unit then gently fills with a water and alkaline solution that is heated.
Following a Water Cremation, the loved one’s remains are returned to the family in an urn in the form of ‘Ashes’, as with cremation.
Water Cremation, by Aquamation® is a proudly Australian innovation and has become very sought after in the United States and Canada for it’s environmental benefits.
Yes. Water Cremation, by Aquamation® was a 2015 finalist in the prestigious Australian Technologies Competition.