Dust laden gases enter the venturi and instantly make contact with the tangentially introduced scrubbing liquid swirling down the venturi's converging walls.
At the venturi throat, the gas and liquid streams collide and the liquid breaks down into droplets which trap dust particles. This gas/liquid mixture passes through a flooded elbow, and then enters the entrainment separator through a tangential inlet. Centrifu- gal action removes the heavy wetted particles from the gas stream.
The dust/liquid mixture is discharged from the separator bottom drain and the cleaned gas leaves through the top of the separator.