Definitions for "Saline water"
water that contains more than 1,000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids.
Water that is considered generally unsuitable for human consumption or for irrigation because of its high content of dissolved solids; generally expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/L) of dissolved solids; seawater is generally considered to contain more than 35,000 mg/L of dissolved solids. A general salinity scale is Concentration of dissolved solids, in milligrams per liter Slightly Saline 1,000 - 3,000 Moderately Saline 3,000 - 10,000 Very Saline 10,000 - 35,000 Brine More than 35,000
water that contains 1,000 mg/L or more of dissolved solids. See also freshwater.