Veterinarians now have the opportunity to offer their clients another form of disposition for their loved family pets. The alkaline hydrolysis process is essentially an accelerated form of the process which takes place in the natural cycle of life. A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity is used to accelerate the natural course of breakdown accomplished by our ecosystem. At the end of the process the pets body has been returned to its natural form, dissolved in the water. Similar to cremation, the only solid remains are the mineral ash of the bones, which can be returned to the family in an urn or scatter box if so desired.
Alkaline hydrolysis offers pet owners the opportunity to contribute to a gentle, greener process. Pet owners can make a lasting contribution to the environment on behalf of their loved family pets by making a decision that saves energy and reduces pollution. The traditional option of returning of the ashes if desired, remains unchanged.
Pet owners who were amongst the first to choose this form of disposition for their pets explained that they chose the option for the environment, and because it is gentler and more dignified than the traditional cremation process.
Alkaline hydrolysis is essentially an accelerated version of what takes place in natural decomposition. A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity is used to accelerate the natural course of tissue hydrolysis. At the end of the process the body has been returned to its natural form, dissolved in the water. Remember - our bodies are 65% water to begin with! Similar to cremation, the only solid remains are the mineral ash of the bones.
Yes. The bone remains (calcium phosphate) are 100% safe, pathogen and disease free. The Bio-Response system rinses and cools the bones as part of the automated process. They are safe to handle with bare hands immediately after the process. The bones do not require a cooling time prior to handling, but since this is a water process they will require a drying time before they can be processed for return to the family.
Yes. "Ash" is returned to the family if desired, in the same manner it is with cremation, but it is in the form of pure calcium phosphate. The ash is lighter in color because it is clean and without carbon discoloration.
Yes. Standard funeral industry cremulators are used for processing the bone remains into a returnable ash.
No. The system automatically cools the effluent well below required discharge regulations. The effluent actually has a preservative and beneficial effect on iron and steel pipes, and is not harmful to plastic pipes. A standard feature on the Bio-Response system is an automated pH neutralization feature. The effluent is an excellent micronutrient package that can benefit wastewater treatment plants.
Yes, automatic temperature and pH control are standard inclusions for the systems.
The system is extremely quiet in operation (<75 dbA)
The water is used for hydrolysis, and rinse cycles at the conclusion of the process.
Yes, the system can be easily operated by one person.
No. Once the user has initiated the cycle from the touch screen, the system will run and complete the entire cycle automatically. The user may return at a convenient time to collect the rinsed bone remains.