Principal Research Engineer
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
B.S., Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1983
Wastewater Pretreatment Alternatives, Environmental Control Systems, Pollution Control, Biofuels
Recent Publications, Presentations, and Patents
Pierson, J. Spring 2012. Rethinking research methods for emerging technologies. PoultryTech. 24(1):3.
Pierson, J. Spring 2012. Industrial storm water permit and Georgia’s poultry industry. PoultryTech. 24(1):4, 8.
Thomas, S. and J. Pierson. January 2011. Nanotechnology: a silver bullet? The National Provisioner. 225(1):52, 54-55.
Wallace, R. and J. Pierson. August 2010. Researching brown grease as a new opportunity. Render. 39(4):34-35.
Pierson, J. February 2010. The challenge of stormwater. The National Provisioner. 224(2):51-52, 54.
Thomas, S. and J. Pierson. Spring 2010. Functional testing of silver nanoparticles on food processing surfaces. PoultryTech. 22(1):3.
Pierson, J. Summer 2009. A closer look at water/energy conservation in food processing operations. PoultryTech. 21(2):3, 8.
Ye, Z., L.J. Forney, T. Koutchma, A.T. Giorges, and J.A. Pierson. May 21, 2008. Optimum UV disinfection between concentric cylinders. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 47(10):3444-3452.
Tezel, U., J.A. Pierson, and S.G. Pavlostathis. 2008. Effect of didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride on nitrate reduction in a mixed methanogenic culture. Water Science and Technology. 57(4):541-546.
Giorges, A. and J. Pierson. 2011. Flow dynamic effect in cake shape and resistance in membrane filtration. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Denver, CO, November 11-17. IMECE2011-62580.
Yang, J., U. Tezel, J. Pierson, and S. Pavlostathis. 2007. Biodegradation and toxicity of alkyl benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride in a mixed aerobic culture. Proceedings of the 80th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference. San Diego, CA, October 13-17. ON CD-ROM.
Pierson, J. 2010. Emerging technologies for reclaiming poultry process water. Georgia Poultry Conference, Athens, GA, September 29.
Pierson, J. 2010. Stormwater issues. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Environmental Management Seminar, New Orleans, LA, March 17-18.
Thomas, S., D. Britton, W. Daley, and J. Pierson. 2010. Food processing technology research activities at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. 7th Annual National Agricultural Week in Georgia Kick-Off Celebration, Atlanta, GA, March 16.
Pavlostathis, S. and J. Pierson. 2008. Effect of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) and temperature on nitrification. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Environmental Management Seminar, Atlanta, GA, March 5-6.
Pierson, J. and A. Giorges. 2008. A storm water BMP case study : TSS vs. fecal update. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Environmental Management Seminar, Atlanta, GA, March 5-6.
Forney, L. and J. Pierson. March 24, 2009. Systems and methods for disinfection. U.S. Patent No. 7,507,370.
Forney, L. and J. Pierson. February 21, 2006. Systems and methods for disinfection. U.S. Patent No. 7,001,571.