Need some help here! My plant just installed a water scrubber for controlling methanol emissions. Results obtained from stack tests have consistently shown the flow rate of the gasses from the scrubber outlet is about 30% of gas flow rate into the scrubber. From process knowledge, most of the vapor is methanol. Further, Lab analysis on the scrubbing liquid shows as much as 20% methanol concentration (200,000 PPM) before it is changed out with fresh water. Stack tests also show an average 95% reduction in ppm measured from the inlet and outlet vents. Clearly, there is some MeOH removal going on. My problem is this: How do I go about proving that the flow loss is due to condensation and absorption of methanol in the water? I will like to start with some qualitative argument and then, support it with some calculations if required. Is there some literature out there that can help?