Environmental impacts: Cremation emissions

Achawangkul, Y., Naoki, M., Masafumi, H. & 3 others 2016

‘Evaluation on environmental impact from the utilization of fossil fuel, electricity and biomass producer gas in the double-chambered crematories’, Journal of Cleaner Production, 134, 463-468.

Dewangan, S., Pervez, S., Chakrabarty, R. & Zielinska, B. 2014

‘Unchartered sources of particle bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from South Asia: religious/ritual burning practices’, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 5:2, 283-291.

González-Cardoso, G., Hernández-Contreras, J., Valle-Hernández, B. & 3 others 2020

‘Toxic atmospheric pollutants from crematoria ovens: characterization, emission factors, and modeling’, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27:35, 43800-43812.

Mari, M. & Domingo, J. 2010

‘Toxic emissions from crematories: a review’, Environment International, 36, 131-37.

Prajapati, V. 2020

‘Sustainable disposal of the dead: a study of Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi’, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 13:7, 865-872.

Santarsiero, A., Settimo, G., Cappiello, G. & 3 others 2005

‘Urban crematoria pollution related to management of the deceased’, Microchemical Journal, 79, 307-17.


The Cemetery Research Group runs two events a year: in May and in November. Follow the links and send in an abstract