The patented Mopec MERC System® is a liquid-based cooling system, chilling the liquid down to an operator set temperature. The liquid is then transferred through a system manifold and out to the cooling pad. The liquid removes the heat from the body and returns the heated fluid to the system to be re-chilled and then is continually recirculated. With the direct contact cooling method, the MERC System can bring down the core temperature of the cadaver much quicker than the most air-driven cooling systems. It is completely portable and can be used to turn any room into a morgue.