About us

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Robert and Tory have been delivering microbiologically safe water around the world for over 10 years.

The Thirsty Nomad is a global manufacturer of point of use water purifiers using the latest in nanotechnology and quantum mechanics to kill pathogens, without chemicals and without power.

At The Thirsty Nomad, we know about the microbiology of water, and we know it well.

Robert, Tory and Dr Chis have been in the water purification business for over forty years. With all our years of experience filtering water, we know what works. We don’t dabble in caravan water filters – it’s our sole occupation. All of our time, energy, and resources go into this business. When we go to work for you, you can be sure that you are getting the best in water purification.

The Thirsty Nomad uses a combination of rigourously certified technologies to provide the most advanced purification techniques not previously available from any other RV water purification product. We have successfully commercialised our “Technology Know How” to both China’s North Eastern University and TopWis, one of China’s largest non government retailers. 

The Thirsty Nomad is a 100% Australian owned & operated company that designs and manufactures water purification products for millions of users worldwide, scientifically engineered to reduce the maximum amount of contaminants.

All of our water purifiers are designed with our customers safety first and foremost. In all our designs, we focus on microbiologically safe water, efficiency, high performance and convenience.  

For too long the caravan industry has been sold, simple, outdated, expensive granular activated carbon filters that falsely proport the use of silver as a means to kill bacteria and viruses, however, the World Health Organisation has stated, “there are insufficient data to document that it acts against a broad spectrum of pathogenic organisms. Performance efficacy has been adequately documented only for some bacteria and not for viruses and protozoan parasites. The impact of water chemistry is often neglected in efficacy studies, and further, long contact times are generally required.” W.H.O 2018.

For too long, the caravan industry has been fed mis-information from suppliers who have no background in water science or water purification. 

The Thirsty Nomad water purifiers are a world first, providing multi-stage water treatments in one compact unit, providing a high surface area ultrafiltration purifier that can also handle the variable and unpredictable waters that you will encounter on your travels. 

The Thirsty Nomad 5 in 1 purifier – provides the highest level of protection for the immune compromised, those with young families and the offroad traveller. The Thirsty Nomad is suitable for caravans, boats and homes (installed by the DIY’er). 

All of our water purifiers contain The Thirsty Nomad’s groundbreaking Quantum DisinfectionTM media to keep you safe – certified aginst the rigorous testing required to meet NSF Protocol 231 for ‘microbiological’ purification.  Our entire puriifer has been tested and proven to the Australian and New Zealand Standard, M8.5 – AS/NZS 4276.7 Water microbiology Method 7: Escherichia coli and thermotolerant
coliforms—Membrane filtration method.

We understand that when you are travelling in your caravan, space is often scarce. Our, compact water purification system, all housed in one small unit will save on space as well as giving yourself delicious, pure drinking water while you’re on the road.

Our Australian IP Process Patented 5 in 1 technology has enabled our 5 in 1 RV purifier to be compact, lightweight, and reliable in removing the harmful waterborne contaminants that may be in your water, while maintaining essential minerals vital for long term human health.

The Thirsty Nomad team especially care about the customer experience of our water purification products.  For these reasons we only use the highest quality, independently certified, food-grade materials, sourced from reputable partners that meet NSF Drinking Water Standards.  

Away from the traditional water disinfection methods (chlorine, alcohol, bromide, ozone or UV), The Thirsty Nomad’s Quantum Disinfection™ uses a discharged surface (positive quantum field) that attracts electrons from microorganisms causing their entire structure to collapse. As harmful microorganisms come into direct contact with the Quantum Disinfection™ media, the electrons inside the pathogens are irretrievably attracted by the positively charged surface. This causes the entire structure of the micro-organisms to collapse on a molecular scale. 

Let us introduce you to the people who founded The Thirsty Nomad

Robert Schultz and his wife, daughters and grandchildren
Tory Shenstone and her husband Phillip - and they say, "never work with children and animals"!


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Robert Schultz, Thirsty Nomad's Chief Water Product Researcher at our Australian Laboratory in Brisbane.


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Robert Schultz

Water Product Developer

Chief Technical Officer & Founder 

Over 40 years scientific R&D and business development experience. An experienced water product designer, specialising in water disinfection and purification. International Consultant in the application of water purification medias and microbiologically safe water treatment systems. Extensive experience in international business development having commercialised the application of global drinking water treatment technologies througout South East Asia, China and India.

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Tory Shenstone

Founder & Managing Director

Chief Operating Officer & Founder

Over 23 years’ experience in large scale industrial project management. Experienced business development professional driving strategy, sales and growth. Applying the disciplines of project execution in the industrial water and energy sectors. Experienced in the application of project and service quality assurance systems, finance, administration, operations,  eCommerce and Digital Marketing. Lead the growth of company into Myanmar, China and India.

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Dr Cristian Chis

PhD Chemistry

Inventor of Quantum DisinfectionTM media

17 years experience in the field of conceptualization, development and manufacturing of nano-composite material with active surfaces applied for water and air disinfection. Fundamental knowledge of the electrical-chemical properties of semiconductor oxides and their interaction at a nano level. Industrialization for mass production of the Chemical Vapour Deposition-Molecular Layering nonotechnology. 22 granted patents and 17 scientific publications.