KOH’s dirty secret

Searching for data how clean resomation really is.source Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in the Chlor-Alkali Manufacturing industry December 2001

source Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in the Chlor-Alkali Manufacturing industry December 2001
source: Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in the Chlor-Alkali Manufacturing industry December 2001

So to produce 1577 KG KOH nearly 3000KWH electricity is being used, or 1.9 KWH per kilo. Remains the question how may kilo’s KOH are being used by a typical resomation procedure.
Found something –> Alkaline hydrolysis, uses 95 percent water and 5 percent potassium hydroxide (KOH).
The density of KOH is 2.044 g/cm³ and the solubility in water 1780 g/L (100 °C)
50 cm³ per litre water is for 100 litre water 5000 cm³ KOH a 2 gr/cm³ = 10 kilo a 1.9KWH = 19 KWH x 3.6MJ = 68,4 MJ only to make the KOH from KCL. That’s an aspect they don’t hype, ECO friendly. And that is before we take into account the energy that’s being used to mine the Potassium Chloride from ancient dried up sea-beds deep underground, or energy that’s used making the electricity.

About Egidius Kuhlmann

Reading about peak-oil, overpopulation, “Terra Preta” and biochar in 2009 and after making batches biochar for soil improvement from garden residue, I thought, why not make biochar from corpses. Deeply worried about the unsustainable path 'we' as humanity have taken, I see a future where fossil fuels are scarce, the western economic growth model in tatters, the global temperature rises due to the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere with an growing population reaching billions more humans than is sustainable? Thinking along those paths, the question “how can we dispose so efficiently and with the least amount of energy of human remains” became the starting point.
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