Design and Analysis of Energy Efficient Crematorium for Eco Body Burning

Shilpa S Badge, A. A. Bhole, Prasad Kokil


To live the human, like basic needs there is need to optimize the use
of energy, as there is fast depletion of non-renewable energy sources
and similarly degradation of environment. Human life is changing
day by day. But not in case of rituals, after the death in Hindu
religion, because they believe in, to cremate the human dead body
with wood only. This cremation requires 500 and above Kgs of
wood. This requirement of wood comes through degradation of forest
and results in air pollution, while burning the wood greenhouse gases
are emitted like CO2 in atmosphere. This also causes the water
pollution due to ash disposal in river water after cremation. There are
developments in cremation sector like electric crematorium, wood
gasifier crematorium, solar crematorium etc. These solutions on this
unfocused issue not so popularized as these designs are closed and
prevent from rituals like mukhagni and kapalkriya. The main
objective of this paper is to optimize the use of wood fuel in
cremation sector by designing and analyzing the improved
crematorium, beware the culture and use of renewable energy
In this paper, the concept of wood based energy efficient crematoria
in India is studied & its design and analysis is presented.

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