This work presents a short review of the theoretical developments in the application of vortex dynamics to the processing of environmental and biological systems. The mechanisms of complex fluid-particle interaction in vortex dominated and non-vortex dominated flows are briefly discussed from theoretical and practical perspectives. Micro vortex propagation, characteristics and their various applications in environmental process engineering are briefly discussed. Several existing and potential applications of vortex dynamics in turbulent flows are highlighted and as well as the knowledge gaps in the current understanding of turbulence phenomenon with respect to its applications in the processing of solid-liquid suspension and biological systems.
Part of the book: Vortex Dynamics Theories and Applications