Here is something that somehow makes use of the concept of vaporization. By creating a specially coated cotton, researchers over at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with an uncanny way of capturing desert fog which can later on be transformed into safe drinking water.
Moisture is captured by the said cotton and the transformation into drinking water is aided with the help of sunlight. The said coated cotton is hydrophilic in lower temperatures and warms up to a hydrophobic state.
The said fabric would absorb the fogs at night and repels the collected moisture once the sun rises to render the said safe drinking water. The water is safe to consume and the polymer-coated cotton stands up to repeated uses.