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Solar Crematorium

Use phovoltaics to cremate
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Gujarat has first solar Crematorium in world. It uses very large mirrors. See link.

Well that was my first thought. A kind of Logan' Run Vaporization, but outside. And the enormous mirrors provide their own advertizing. But the thing is baked.

So a more discrete Crematorium like a toaster on steroids powered by photovoltaics is proposed. Maybe at an abandoned sanitarium in a sunny place.

Maybe... Bake some bread or something when business is slow. Use different pans. Who wants a human sized loaf of bread? Just for the staff of course, so no one gets grossed out.

popbottle, Sep 11 2014

Gujarat has first solar crematorium in world http://www.indiatri...9:column&Itemid=462
Sigh they may have even beaten France to this invention. [popbottle, Sep 11 2014]


       [marked-for-deletion] "I thought of an idea, but it's already been done, but I had already started typing . . ."
FlyingToaster, Sep 11 2014

       You just want to sneak back in with a solar powered "flying toaster" crematorium/747 for the jet set as soon as I delete it. I bet.
popbottle, Sep 11 2014

       no, that would result in partially cremated body parts being blown across an airport. Amusing, but impractical.
FlyingToaster, Sep 11 2014

       // partially cremated body parts being blown across an airport. //   

       It appears that Aeroflot have significant Prior Art in that rather limited field of endeavour.   

       // Amusing, but impractical. //   

       Quite right, FOD is no fun; just ask Air France ...   

       As to the idea, it might be more effective to use photovoltaic-derived electrolysis of water to produce oxygen and hydrogen, then use carefully controlled mixtures (giving high temperatures, and reducing or oxidising atmospheres as appropriate) during cremation.
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