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This Is What Can Happen To Your Body After Death
Environmental issues have been on the rise since the last century. In such a time, everybody is working on technologies that can help in reducing the
pollution and making the environment cleaner. One such technology is promession. Now, it's not exactly a technology, but more of a process.
Promession is basically an environment-friendly way to dispose off human body remains by freeze-drying. Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak developed this concept, and the word 'promession' was derived from the Italian word for '
promise' ( promessa).
What will happen in the near future?
More than 60 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa have expressed their interests in this regard.
This is what the promession process looks like in a nutshell.
Now, let's see each of those steps in detail.
The body will first get separated from the coffin.
The corpse will be placed on a flat surface as shown.
It'll be then taken to the cryogenic freezing process.
Then the corpse will be sprayed with liquid nitrogen at 196 degrees celsius.
After which the body will become crystal-like.
Then, the flat surface will vibrate to disintegrate the crystal structure into particles.
This will take a few minutes.
Next, those crystal particles will be collected in a heap.
And it'll be then moved to the next process.
This process will be conducted inside a drying machine.
Freeze-drying is the heart of this process.
Sublimation will remove the remaining water from the particles in vacuum here.
A body that weighs about 70 kgs will leave behind only 20 kgs of particles.
Mind you, only the water is lost. The remaining composition is still the same.
Then the dried particles will be moved to the metal separation process.
Here mercury, sodium, metals, and more than 50 other kinds of foreign substances can be removed selectively.
Then, the remains will be put into a biodegradable coffin.
This coffin will be made of corn or potato starch.
At last, the new coffin will be buried.
And a beautiful plant or a tree can be grown in that fertile soil.
Watch out the complete video!
You know how we all promise to plant trees, but very few of us actually do it. Well, this way, at least we are keeping that promise. Maybe that's how the word '
promession' came into the picture.
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