More information about our Environmentally Friendly Crematorium
In the summer of 2011 Mount Jerome finalised the investment of €1.3 million in new crematory buildings and the installation of a new cremator and filtration system, manufactured by a Dutch company called DFW Europe. Their equipment is installed all across Europe today.
The DFW 6000 Cremator chosen by Mount Jerome is one of the most energy efficient of its type in the world today. It reduced our cremation carbon footprint by 25%. It has an extra wide cremator chamber which can accommodate coffins up to 1000mm (39 inches) in width and 250kg (40 stone) in weight. It also has an automatic coffin loading system.
The filtration system is fully integrated with the cremator. There are 3 main stages in the filtration process. Firstly the flue gases are cooled from 800C to 165C by passing them through a large heat exchanger. It is at this stage that the waste heat resulting from the cooling of these flue gases is recycled through our (2014) heating system and used to heat our crematorium buildings. This has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint by a further 10%.
Secondly the cooled flue gases then pass through firstly a dust bag filter. This filter collects all the dust which is produced from the cremation process and is free of any additives of any kind. The collected dust is then interred in cemetery common ground.
Thirdly the flue gases pass through a fixed bed filter unit which is comprised of activated carbon and sodium bicarbonate which captures 99% of all dioxins, mercury and acid gases (HCL). When the fixed filter bed materials are spent, they are removed to Belgium for specialised incineration and landfill.