Sorption and desorption of Endosulfan sulfate and diuron to composted cotton gin trash

This paper investigates the potential use of composted cotton gin trash (CCGT) as a pesticide sorption medium in remediation of contaminated tailwater. CCGT was found to contain a large organic matter fraction (25.22%). Sorption of endosulfan sulfate and diuron, using the batch equilibrium method, was rapid but not limited for the range of applied concentrations, with diuron failing to reach equilibrium after two days.