Elizabeth Rhine is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 25 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of chemical, oil and gas, and transportation sites.
Her work for clients has focused primarily in groundwater remediation of hazardous waste sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), indoor air quality evaluations, regulatory compliance, environmental liability valuations, transactional due diligence, and brownfield redevelopment. She is a Registered Site Manager under the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resource (NCDENR) Registered Environmental Consultant Program.
Specializing in innovative site characterization techniques and the design and implementation of groundwater remediation systems, Elizabeth has helped clients develop site-specific soil and groundwater remediation applications for some of the most complex sites in the Piedmont geologic province. Specific project work has included hydrogeological investigations in support of remediation, evaluating the fate and transport of contaminants in soil, soil vapor and groundwater, evaluating effectiveness of remedial solutions, including pump and treat/hydraulic control remedies and in situ remedies including bioremediation, chemical oxidation, and chemical reduction at fractured bedrock sites and in unconsolidated aquifers. Her project work includes remedial investigations for large projects involving major drilling programs; using innovative tools such as high resolution site characterization; developing cleanup standards and remediation performance standards for emerging contaminants; evaluating subsurface vapor intrusion pathways; designing, implementing, and optimizing remediation systems including groundwater pump and treat, enhanced in situ dechlorination, soil-vapor extraction, air sparging, chemical oxidation, and phytoremediation; evaluating groundwater geochemistry for fate and transport evaluations; evaluating site conditions for in situ groundwater remedies; evaluating in situ stabilization technologies, developing site conceptual models; and third-party review of site remediation strategies.
As a member of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), she is the lead author of two sections of the forthcoming document on Optimizing In Situ Remediation Performance and Injection Strategies. Elizabeth is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen peer-reviewed technical papers and has presented at a number of conferences and universities. She provides clients with guidance on emerging contaminants and unique regulatory strategies.