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Hello, i've been thinking on how to approach a sensative subject (for some) regarding death. More specifically, I'm currious to find guidance about the potential to utilize rmh technology for the purpose of cremating human/animal remains. would it be theoretically plausible to design a rms/rmi(incinerator) to handle the crematoria process? at this point I'm mainly just curious, although the overall endeavour of such a design could prove to be very useful for those involved in extremely remote self-sufficiency. I mean no harm or offense to others, and please accept my genuine respect for those in grief and suffering of such a loss. Thanks in advance for the expert advice. Take care and all the best.
 
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I would think that the mass could still be incorporated into an auxiliary function of say a greenhouse or boiler to reclaim the energy. I just have this notion of honouring the final transition of this world with a sustainable exclamation point. perhaps we're just culturally not there yet. additionally, in examining some of the fad/trendy/niche type 'final wishes' out there - it doesn't seem too far fetched to apply the "if you build it...they will come" principle. any more thoughts or design concepts would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
 
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You have an almost poetic idea there, storing the heat generated around your body into something keeping a garden thriving. Either way, I checked a cremation website and they said that their chamber heats up to between 1100 and 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping with that idea, you're gonna have a tough time reaching the same range. According to http://www.enviroalternatives.com/fireQ&A.html (a marketing site), Oak burns between 900 and 1200 F, so that pushes the low end. On the upside, you're going to push the upper end of that temperature in a RMS. From there, you may be able to augment your fuel with something (I don't know what) that burns hotter. You'll have to design the whole thing to withstand the higher temperatures, but at least it sounds doable. I'd imagine that the body would be located after the barrel, where the stove pipe in thermal medium would usually be located.

Hope this helps, obviously not something I have experience with!
 
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