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Offline J.R.E.

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What will they think of next?...
« on: September 04, 2011, 12:24:32 PM »


New cremation alternative coming to St. Petersburg

http://www.baynews9.com/article/news/2011/september/306229/New-cremation-alternative-coming-to-St.-Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG --

Deciding how to be buried - or burying a loved one - is a decision everyone has to face.

And now many people are making that decision with an eye to a greener approach, especially when it comes to cremation.

The first eco-friendly cremation machine in the United States has recently started operation at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home in St. Petersburg.

The owner of the funeral home, John McQueen, spent $450,000 on the resomation machine. It's an expensive venture that McQueen said provides an alternative form of cremation.

The machine uses water, potassium hydroxide, heat and pressure - or alkaline hydrylosis - instead of flames to dissolve the body.

"This is much more environmentally friendly, eco-friendly type of cremation process," McQueen said.

Scottish inventor Sandy Sullivan said he invented the resomator because cremation has a lot of downfalls, including the release of mercury.

"What alot of people don't realize is that if you have amalgam type fillings, they release mercury into the atmosphere, so that's quite considerable," he said.

Experts said the non-toxic process does in several hours what it takes nature years to accomplish.

"Clearly it's not a natural process because you're using a chemical," Sullivan said. "However, it uses alkaline hydrolysis. Now, that chemistry is exactly the same chemistry that nature uses."

Those who choose to have their loved ones buried with this process will still get cremated remains back for an urn.

The leftover fluid will then be safely treated by a wastewater treatment system.

The process isn't available quite yet. McQueen is still finalizing some portions of the process, but he said he hops to give families the greener option soon.

As for the cost, he said resomation won't cost much more than traditional cremation.



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Offline leatherman

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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 12:34:02 PM »
The leftover fluid will then be safely treated by a wastewater treatment system.
isn't that how the Fremen have been doing it on Dune for centuries?  :)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline zach

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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 01:05:20 PM »
it could easily be made into a deathstill, water rings and ritual drinking of the dead coming soon.

or you could make all kinds of interesting things with the byproducts. memorials so to speak

you could make soap with the remains of your loved ones, nothing says clean like passed loved one soaps.

potassium hydroxide is caustic potash or lye, it makes a great soap... you could mix it with fat from the local lipo clinic, (fight club reference) and market it as the first eco-human soap. i love this idea!

alkalines are also be used to make batteries, how about a light up memorial using a battery made from ol grandpa?

it could also be turned into a salt by mixing it with an acid, which acid you use will determine what type of salt you'll get....

as for me i want to be burned in an open air funeral pyre, and a tree planted in ashes


« Last Edit: September 04, 2011, 01:17:03 PM by zach »

Offline mecch

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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 01:36:50 PM »
And why, in a big country at least, is it not green to bury a body in the ground?
Can't we just leave some rituals alone?  Yank out the teeth before burning, if necessary.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2011, 06:40:57 PM by mecch »
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Offline leatherman

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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 02:01:50 PM »
alkalines are also be used to make batteries, how about a light up memorial using a battery made from ol grandpa?
Memory Lights ™ - what an awesome idea and so eco-friendly combined with LEDs. ;D
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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 05:32:31 PM »

Offline Jeff G

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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 05:39:36 PM »
Oh, I'd love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener.
That is what I'd truly like to be.
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener,
Everyone would be in love with me.




Offline mecch

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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 06:41:45 PM »
Soylent Green, baby.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline anniebc

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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 08:49:32 PM »
Forget all that, I'm going out as bling:

http://www.lifegem.com/index.aspx?BType=GTxt&BAg=HCrem&gclid=CLSyxNHEhKsCFQ9S7AodphT73w

I'm with you on that one Basquo..I'm thinking Ruby.

Aroha
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Re: What will they think of next?...
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011, 05:31:48 AM »
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

 


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