How is Crematoriums Source of Air Pollution?
Cremation has grown in popularity as a viable alternative to burial.
However, cremation has a negative influence on the ecology.The body is incinerated at temperatures of 1590-1797 degrees Fahrenheit (870-980 degrees Celsius) in crematorium furnaces, which takes at least an hour. The burners have a power range of 150 kW to 800 kW.
Natural gas is used to power most furnaces. The flow of air is regulated. Before any combustion can occur, a 68-kilogramme body containing 65 percent water will require 100 MJ of heat energy. This is the same as 3 cubic metres of natural gas or 3 litres of gasoline. Preheating the furnace necessitates the use of more energy. The furnace is coated with refractory ceramic bricks, which take a lot of energy and resources to manufacture.
A major concern is the consequences of employing a wood pyre cremation for people's cremation. Every year, over 7 million individuals die and are usually burned.
This blog will discuss the effects of crematoriums and possible remedies to these problems!
What is released upon cremations?
Metals such as lead, boron, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, tin, lithium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, and strontium can be found in calcified compounds inside cremains.Emissions include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide, hydrogen chloride gas, hydrogen fluoride, and mercury vapour, in addition to innocuous chemicals like water vapour. Organic chemicals such as benzenes, furans, and acetone are also released, which react with hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride to generate polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), all of which are carcinogens, under burning circumstances.
The cremation of human bodies produces a variety of pollutants, including SPM and gaseous pollutants. Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, dioxin, nitrogen oxide, and organic compounds are all examples of Respirable suspended particles. Second, when a corpse is burned, 2-3 grams of mercury is released. In addition, 50-60 million trees are destroyed in India each year during cremations.
What can be done?
We cannot abolish this ancient manner of incarceration since it would harm people's feelings, but we can manage pollution.
There are two types of technology that may be used to manage pollutants: dry and wet.
However, when considering several pollutants as a source, the Wet System is proven to be the most effective technology for controlling diverse pollutants. A suitable “Wet Scrubber” design can be utilized in conjunction with chemical dosing, quencher dozing, and carbon injection to fit the application.
Almost all types of pollutants can be removed, and excellent quality air may be produced that meets the standards set by the “Pollution Control Boards”. This cleaning machine, when used in conjunction with an appropriate Fumes Extraction System that includes motorised gauges and a large enough blower, may protect your loved ones from major health risks when attending funerals. Clean air is expelled through a stack of the requisite height, as per industry standards.
Although wood pyre cremation harms us by generating polluted gases, public belief in traditional values will not let them to change. Scrubbing air using Air pollution control equipment’s is the solution, and it saves our environment. It is preferable, in our opinion, to establish a win-win situation in which people's feelings are unaffected and some innovation is employed to save the environment.
What can we offer?
If you are curious to know more about the ill effects of air pollution and want a change, then you are at a right place. Just place a call to Netsol Water and get a chance to talk to our experts for valuable suggestions about the remedies. We can also design and manufacture air pollution control equipment’s.