IIT Develops Affordable Tech-Traditional Eco-Friendly Mobile Cremation System

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar has developed a model of a dynamic electric crematorium system. It claims to use the first of its kind technology, which uses smokeless cremation despite using wood. It uses only half the amount of wood required for cremation and is also environmentally friendly due to the use of combustion air system.

It is based on the light-stove technology, in which the yellow glows when the light is on. It is converted into smokeless blue flame with the help of combustion air system installed above the lights.

Dean of Industrial Consulting and Sponsored Research and Industry Partnership (ICSR & II) IIT Professor Dr. Harpreet Singh has developed this system. He said that the crematorium system or furnace is heated to 1044 ° C, which ensures complete sterilization.

The handcart shaped furnace has wheels and can be carried anywhere without much effort. The jammer is equipped with combustion air for primary and secondary hot air systems. Professor Harpreet further added, “The body is disposed of within 12 hours, including cooling time, compared to the 48 hours required for normal wood-based cremation.” The use of less wood can also reduce the carbon footprint. He said that in the absence of refractory heat storage, it requires shorter cooling time. The heat loss of stainless steel on both sides of the cart for loss of heat and lower wood consumption. Fitted to. Apart from this, a tray is also placed under it for easy removal of ash.

Professor Harpreet stated that he has adopted the tech-traditional model for cremation, as it also uses wood. This has been done keeping in mind our cremation and traditions on wood pyre.

Harjinder Singh Cheema, MD, Cheema Boilers Ltd, who created this model, said, “Keeping in view the current state of the epidemic, if this system is adopted, it can provide respectful cremation of those close and dear ones, Those who cannot afford the financial burden of arranging wood. ” He further said that since it is affordable, it can be taken anywhere with the permission of the concerned authorities. It will also help people to avoid shortage of space in the crematorium, given the issues that are present in the current context.