Which of the following is another name for biocremation?

Alkaline hydrolysis or heated water and potassium hydroxide (lye) are used to liquefy the body, leaving only bones behind. The bones are then pulverized and returned to the family is commonly know as biocreamtion or aquamation.

Which of the following is another name for this process?

A. Resomation
B. Hydromation
C. Liquimation

A. Resomation

process in which a deceased person’s body is immersed in a solution of water and potassium hydroxide, heated to 180ºC and pressurized for 3 hours; all that remains are the bones.

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