Alkaline Hydrolysis is a natural process in which a human or animal returns to nature, as if buried without a coffin in the soil, or placed in a flowing stream of water. Alkaline Hydrolysis is an environmentally friendly product that creates zero pollution, and can contribute to the health of communities and help preserve the environment.


Alkaline Hydrolysis uses less than 10% of the electricity of traditional cremation, leading to excellent savings in carbon emissions that will make a better world for future generations. It also produces no mercury emissions or other toxic air emissions.


Further advantages of Alkaline Hydrolysis are that pacemakers do not need to be removed prior to the process. Jewellery, gold teeth and other implants are all recovered at the end of the process.


Alkaline Hydrolysis uses a combination of flowing water, high temperature, and alkalinity to accelerate the natural course of tissue and chemical breakdown. Remember – our bodies are 70% water to begin with. 


Alkaline Hydrolysis is a non-burn process that is completely automated. At the end of this process, the body has been returned to its original form - amino acids, peptides, sugars and salts. The only solid remains are the bones, which, the same as after a cremation are ground and returned to the family as 'ashes'.


Aquamation International is the industry leader in Alkaline Hydrolysis technology. Our company operations include the U.S.A, U.K, Canada, France, South Africa and Australia. Our product 'Water Cremation, by Aquamation', is available to funeral homes worldwide.