I think you are just ahead of your time ;) Development and certification of new CRMs is a long and painstaking process which has not yet caught up with the recent nanoparticle frenzy.
In the mean time, you may want to check out this paper on the metal-binding properties of P. subcapitata:
Kaulbach E.S., J.E.S. Szymanowski, and J.B. Fein (2005) Surface complexation modeling of proton and Cd adsorption onto an algal cell wall. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39, 4060-4065.
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Dr. Johan Schijf
Assistant Professor, Aquatic Environmental Geochemistry
UMCES/Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
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> Thanks Daniel and Johan for the feedbacks, they are much appreciated!
> we are conducting investigation in the Ag transference (bulk and
> nanoparticled) in a simulated freshwater food chain and we are using
> Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (formerly known as Selenastrum
> capricornutum) as producer.
> That is why I was so surprised by the relative absence of CRMs for
> Ag, especially since the nanoparticles are kind of a hot topic at
> the moment.