Alkaline Hydrolysis in India
In India, where a majority of the dead are cremated, the regular release of carcinogenic gases takes a huge toll on the health of the environment and the living. Alkaline Hydrolysis is an eco-friendly way of cremation which utilises a mixture of potassium hydroxide and water to dissolve all organic body matter. This paper entails details on the process of Alkaline Hydrolysis and calculates the environmental impact of substituting traditional pyre based cremation with Alkaline Hydrolysis.
I have presented this paper to the state government and am currently working with 2 Members of Parliament and their constituencies to assess its viability in India. This paper was published in the Rithbhara Journal