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Humans have either buried or burned their dead since the beginning of civilization, but now a new option is gaining interest in mortuary science circlesâ€”dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the residue down the drain.
Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts. Potash has been used since antiquity in the manufacture of glass and soap, and as a fertilizer. The name comes from the English words pot and ash, referring to its discovery in the water-soluble fraction of wood ash. It is today principally produced by mining suitable deposits which are found throughout the world. The term has become somewhat ambiguous due to the...
- The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.