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 +====== Computationally Based Rational Design of Nanoparticle Catalysts for In-Situ Upgrade of Heavy Oil Fractions ======
  
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 +Heavy oils constitute more than 70% of the world oil reserves. However, they are considered as unconventional hydrocarbon sources because of the high viscosity that makes it extremely challenging to extract them from oil wells to the Earth surface. Catalytic upgrading process in situ (CAPRI) is a promising technique that aims to convert heavy oil fractions into lighter ones by injective cheap ultra-dispersed metal particles (together with heat and hydrogen source) into the injection well. The industrial implementation of the CAPRI process awaits the identification of the catalysts with the best efficiency/​price ratio. ​
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 +We plan to undertake a use-inspired basic research of the C–C bond cleavage on the surface of metallic sub-nanoparticle and nanoparticle catalysts of various composition,​ size, and surface morphology/​defects by using state-of-the-art methods of theoretical/​computational chemistry. In this way, we plan to develop guiding principles for the design of the next-generation catalysts for the CAPRI process. ​
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