How it works

    1. Heavy Metal Removal
      Media adsorbent, utilizes a patented material to adsorb both forms of arsenic as well as cadmium, copper, antimony, lead, mercury, uranium, zinc and selenium in water. The material affords a higher capacity and a lower level of ion interference than competitive iron and alumina-based products. Fast kinetics of this material work effectively at high flow rates
    2. Bacteriostatic Medical Grade Nano Cloth Medical grade, nano coated silver, copper, titanium bacteriostatic cloth blocks up to 99.9% of bacteria and stops bacteria from reproducing, while not necessarily killing them otherwise. Effective in further reducing heavy metals such as lead, mercury, chromium and cadmium
    3. 5.0 micron Activated Carbon Fiber Block 
      Activated Carbon Fiber is a fibrous adsorbent that is 10x more absorbent than traditional activated carbon. Activated Carbon Fiber removes chemicals, chlorine, heavy metals, discoloration, improves taste, and more. Activated carbon fibers (ACF) are a breakthrough technology owing to their fibrous structure, high porosity, high volumetric capacity, excellent packing density, fast adsorption kinetics, good porous storage capacity and ease of handling. High chlorine reduction capacity, low pressure drop, high chemical adsoroptive capacity. 5 micron filtration, no chemical binders used. The advantages of using fibers in activated carbon filters for water are a high flow rate, longer filter life and a more compact filter volume
    4. 0.01 micron Ultrafiltration barrier 
      Hollow fiber membranes are tiny hollow tubes that look like straws, these tubes have a porous membrane wall and works through size exclusion – a similar technology used in kidney dialysis. Clean water is allowed to go through the membrane while larger contaminants cannot fit through the pores. The Thirsty Nomad’s Hollow fibers are capable of removming 99.999999% (log 8) of Bacteria including E. Coli, 99.9999% (log 5) of parasites (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.), and 99.999% (log 5) of microplastics. Our Hollow fiber membrane filters down to 0.01 microns. UF is a pressure-driven barrier to suspended solids to produce water with very high purity and low silt density
    5. 0.001 micron equivalent Catalytic Elimination of Pathogens 
      Quantum Disinfection™ media destroys bacteria and viruses via a catalytic reaction whereby the electrons inside the pathogens are irretrievably attracted by the positively charged surface. The large surface-to-volume ratio of nanoparticles enhances the adsorption of chemical and biological particles, while enabling the separation of contaminants at very low concentrations. The catalytic reaction causes the entire structure of the microorganisms to collapse on a molecular scale. In less than 0.1 seconds, the pathogen ceases to exist completely

The Thirsty Nomad 5 in 1 Purifiers down to:

0.01 Micron and 
0.001 Micron equivalent 

Giardia Trophozite
12 – 15 Micron Long
5 – 7 Microns Wide

Giardia Cyst
8 – 12 Micron Long


4 – 6 Micron Long

3 – 8 Micron Long
0.5 – 0.8 Micron Diameter

0.004 to 0.1 microns