**References**

- L. Consolini, D. Robinson, J.R. Thome, Void fraction and two-phase pressure drops for evaporating flow over horizontal tube bundles, Heat Transfer Eng., 27 (2006) 1–18.
- R. Ulbrich, D. Mewes, Vertical, upward gas-liquid two-phase flow across a tube bundle, Int. J. Mult. Flow, 20 (1994) 249–272.
- G.R. Noghrehkar, M. Kawaji, A.M.C. Chan, Investigation of two-phase flow regimes in tube bundles under cross-flow condition, Int. J. Mult. Flow, 25 (1999) 857–874.
- B.L. Ruan, A.M. Jacobi, L.S. Li, Effects of a countercurrent gas flow on falling-film mode transitions between horizontal tubes, Exper. Thermal. Fluid Sci., 33 (2009) 1216–1225.
- X.f. Wang, A.M. Jacobi, A thermodynamic basis for predicting falling-film mode transitions, Int. J. Refriger., 43 (2014) 123–132.
- K. Ishiraha, J.W. Palen, J. Taborek, Critical review of correlations for predicting two-phase flow pressure drop across tube banks, Heat Transfer Eng., 1 (1980) 23–32.
- D.M. Robinson, J.R. Thome, Local bundle boiling heat transfer coefficients on an integral finned tube bundle, HVAC Res., 10 (2004) 331–344.
- D.M. Robinson, J.R. Thome, Local bundle boiling heat transfer coefficients on turbo-BII HP tube bundle, HVAC Res., 10 (2004) 441–458.
- R. Roser, B. Thonon, P. Mercier, Experimental investigations on boiling of n-pentane across a horizontal tube bundle: two-phase flow and heat transfer characteristics, Int. J. Refriger., 22 (1999) 536–547.
- R.A. Tatara, P. Payvar, Effects of oil on boiling of replacement refrigerants flowing normal to a tube bundle. Part II: R-134a, ASHRAE Trans., 106 (2000) 786–791.
- L. Aprin, P. Mercier, L. Tadrist, Analysis of Experimental Results of n-Pentane and Propane Boiling Across a Horizontal Tube Bundle, 12th International Heat Transfer Conf., Grenoble, France, 2002.
- R. Abraham, A. Mani, Effect of flame spray coating on falling film evaporation for multi-effect distillation system, Desal. Wat. Treat., 46 (2012) 1–8.
- A.T. Conlisk, The effect of coolant flow parameters on the performance of an absorber, ASHRAE Trans., 101 (1995) 73–80.
- A.T. Conlisk, A model for the prediction of the performance of a splined-tube absorber – Part 2: model and results, ASHRAE Trans., 102 (1996) 128–137.
- V.E. Nakoryakov, N.I. Grigor’eva, Analysis of exact solutions to heat- and mass-transfer problems for absorption with films or streams, Theor. Found. Chem. Eng., 31 (1997) 119–126.
- A. Ramadane, Z. Aoufoussi, H. Le Goff, Experimental investigation and modeling of gas-liquid absorption with a high thermal effect, distillation and absorption, Inst. Chem. Eng. Symp. Ser., 1 (1992) A451–A459.
- R. Abraham, A. Mani, L.S.S. Prakash Kumar, CFD studies on falling film modes in tube bundles in multi-effect distillation (MED) system, J. Environ. Sci., 1 (2013) 1–10.
- Q. Qiu, X. Zhu, L. Mu, S. Shen, Numerical study of falling film thickness over fully wetted horizontal round tube, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 84 (2015) 893–897.
- L. Gong, S. Shen, H. Liu, X. Mu, X. Chen, Three-dimensional heat transfer coefficient distributions in a large horizontal-tube falling film evaporator, Desalination, 357 (2015) 104–116.
- R. Abraham, A. Mani, Heat transfer characteristics in tube bundles for falling film evaporation in multi-effect desalination system, Desalination, 51 (2013) 822–829.
- H. Raach, S. Somasundaram, J. Mitrovic, Optimisation of turbulence wire spacing in falling films performed with Open FOAM, Desalination, 267 (2011) 118–119.
- H. Raach, J. Mitrovic, Seawater falling film evaporation on vertical plates with turbulence wires, Desalination, 183 (2005) 307–316.
- H. Struve, Heat Transfer to an Evaporating Falling Refrigerant Film, The 12th Congress of the International Institute of Refrigeration, Madrid, 1967.
- P. Zhang, Study on the surface tension of sea water, J. Shanxi Normal Univ. Nat. Sci. Ed., 25 (2011) 44–45.
- M.H. Sharqawy, J.H. Lienhard, S.M. Zubair, Thermophysical properties of seawater: a review of existing correlations and data, Desal. Wat. Treat., 16 (2010) 354–380.