Water Cremation thru Resomation

Alkaline Hydrolysis - Water Cremation thru Resomation

water cremation

About Water Cremation™ thru Resomation®

The UCLA Donated Body Program uses Water Cremation™ thru Resomation® technology, a greener, more eco-friendly cremation choice for the ultimate disposition of donor bodies.

Water Cremation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, uses 95 percent water and 5 percent potassium hydroxide (KOH), an alkaline compound found in numerous health and beauty cosmetics, soft soaps and cleaning supplies commonly found in the home. The process replaces the use of flame with water and an alkali solution. Water, alkali, heat and pressure are gently circulated over the body, causing a reaction that begins and completes the Water Cremation process. The sterile process prevents the release of emissions into the atmosphere and helps protect the earth's natural resources. Per University of California policy, the remaining sterile ash is scattered in the ocean.

Benefits of Water Cremation™

  • No mercury emissions/no abatement
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Low energy costs, minimum energy requirements
  • No air emissions discharge
  • Safe with no harmful chemical or microbial contaminants

Helpful Links

For more information about Water Cremation™, visit: 

Dust to drain: Increasingly popular cremation that DISSOLVES bodies into ash and LIQUID that's treated through municipal water facilities (Daily Mail)

Alkaline Hydrolysis (Cremation Assocation of North America)